Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Google Maps Prints Text And Maps Too Small

MapQuest for years had been the go-to source when one needed to get directions to drive somewhere. But the site has been "refined" and is no longer desirable.

So, now that you are pissed off and have deleted your links to  @MapQuest (where they never heard the phrase 'if it ain't broke don't fix it) you may have discovered @googlemaps - and that's good. But what's not good: you need to be able to SEE the directions when going from Point A to Point B - and the problem is, Google, unlike old Mapquest, prints teeny-tiny text. How to fix? EASY!

  1. Go to the directions page 
  2. Select "print without maps" 
  3. Hit the PrtScn button 
  4. Open PAINT or MSPAINT 
  5. Ctrl+C 
  6. Cut Paste Trim 
  7. Save File 
  8. PRINT that file 

Now you will have larger, easier to read text for your trip!

Sometimes, you can enact a fix via your browser. In IE10, go to File (on Menu bar), Page Set-up, then uncheck the box next to "Enable Shrink to Fit" - if you are using Mozilla, check this page. (You may still have to use my screen-copy-print method, but the printed text will be easy to read while driving!)

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