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    Simon Key   Sunday 04 Mar 2018 16:51:39

    Thanks John,

    This works great now. Thank you for your help.

    Simon

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    plotaroute admin   Sunday 04 Mar 2018 09:24:32

    Hi Simon,

    We've invested in adding PDF printing to the site to overcome the problems with printing from a browser. When you print to a PDF file you should be getting a full page map, unless you select the option to show the elevation profile. The zoom level of the map is set to fit the route on the page, so if this doesn't show enough detail you would need to split the route up and print it in sectons.  You can use the Multi-Page option to do this when you print or if you want more control over what parts of the route appear on each page, you would need to split the route up into separate routes and then print them.  

    John 

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    Simon Key   Saturday 03 Mar 2018 19:07:37

    Hey John,

    Just wondering if there was any update on this problem? the maps are working but are now too small to be useable for me.

     

    Thanks in advance for your help. 

     

    Simon.

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    Simon Key   Friday 12 Jan 2018 12:52:11

    Thanks John,

     

    Look forward to using the new solution :)

     

    Simon.

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 12 Jan 2018 11:16:07

    Just a quick update on this.  We're working on a new approach to printing that will address the misalignment issues and hope to release this very soon.

    John

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    plotaroute admin   Saturday 06 Jan 2018 09:35:00

    OK, I think it's best if we revert the latest changes for now.  We'll do that and look into alternative printing solutions.  In the meantime, just so you know, you can also download a route as an image and print it that way (select Download and then Image).  There isn't a choice of map types when downloading as an image but you can choose the image format and size.

    John

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    John Osborn Friday 05 Jan 2018 21:53:32

    The height of the map is too small.I had the same problem of some of the map not showing. When I went back to my original and blew up the section that wasn't showing it would print when reduced to printing size. The new maps are too small to be of benefit. 

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 05 Jan 2018 14:37:24

    We've made some further changes to the route printing process to try to overcome the problem with map tiles being misplaced.  We've had to reduce the height of the map in order to achieve this but it should now print correctly. 

    The issue relates to the way browser printing processes handle images that overflow page boundaries.  The maps are made up of many image tiles of a fixed size, so some of them are partially hidden, as they overflow the map boundary.  This is correctly handled by the browser when displayed on screen but it appears that it isn't when printing.  We'll look into an alternative longer-term solution to try to overcome this, possibly printing directly to a PDF file. 

    John

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 04 Jan 2018 07:06:04

    I'm glad we've made some progress! That's odd that the Paths maps is still not printing correctly, I'll do some more experimenting and post back when I have an updated.  Unfortuantely the underlying problem seems to be bugs in the web browser, as it should correctly print what is displayed on screen - the tweaks we're malking are just trying to compensate for this.  We may look into a longer term solution that doesn't depend on individual browsers for printing.

    John 

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    Simon Key   Wednesday 03 Jan 2018 15:05:41

    OK, so I have tried out some different options for you here and I have had mixed results.

    The first attempts were to try different layouts and save them to .pdf format and look at them there, then to try to print both from the .pdf and then to print directly from the web browser.

    It would appear that if I try to print in the layout Standard Google street map then it works fine to print to .pdf and then this works fine.

    If I then try to print the same route but using the paths map. This produces the same issue as before where the picture is distorted. This happens regardless of whether it is printed directly of printed from the .pdf the .pdf also shows the same issue.

    I have saved the .pdf’s and the scanned copy for reference if you need them. After finding the fault on the paths map, I stopped there.

     

    If I can help any further, please let me know.

     

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