Printing Maps with Directions from MapSource

Discussion in 'Garmin' started by Tango, May 2, 2007.

  1. Tango

    Tango Guest

    Is it my imagination, or was it possible to print a map of a route (from
    MapSource) which included the directions below the map? I could swear
    that I was able to do this in the past, but I can't seem to figure out
    how to do it now. I know that I can print the route map separately from
    the directions, but it can be much more convenient to have them on one
    piece of paper. I checked nRoute (v 2.7.6), as well, but couldn't find
    any way to print both on one page (I was using MetroGuide USA version 4
    while in nRoute, which was the last MetroGuide version to support
    auto-routing, so I didn't get the "Product Restrictions" dialog box).
    Did Garmin change this feature or am I just imagining this? TIA

    --
    Tango
     
    Tango, May 2, 2007
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  2. Tango

    Galoubet Guest

    On Wed, 02 May 2007 17:35:45 -0500, Tango <> wrote:

    >Is it my imagination, or was it possible to print a map of a route (from
    >MapSource) which included the directions below the map? I could swear
    >that I was able to do this in the past, but I can't seem to figure out
    >how to do it now.


    I did it just last week as I wanted to check I could do it en route
    from my camper van. (My brother plans to cycle from the north to the
    south of France in 50 mile stages with me in the "support" van. With
    Mapsource I can make him up a daily route/directions printout). So I
    shall be buying a neat compact printer to take with me.

    With the map/route displayed (or a part of it) just use the normal
    File/Print (or Print Preview) to print the screen map.

    If you want to print the directions display the Route
    Properties/Directions and just underneath is a box "Print Directions".

    They won't end up on the same page though!

    Galoubet (using Mapsource 6.11.5)
     
    Galoubet, May 3, 2007
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  3. Tango

    Galoubet Guest

    On Thu, 03 May 2007 11:51:47 GMT, Galoubet <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 02 May 2007 17:35:45 -0500, Tango <> wrote:
    >
    >>Is it my imagination, or was it possible to print a map of a route (from
    >>MapSource) which included the directions below the map? I could swear
    >>that I was able to do this in the past, but I can't seem to figure out
    >>how to do it now.


    Sorry, I was little hasty with my reply. I see now that you do know
    how to print the maps/directions. Still no idea how to get both on one
    sheet of printout though!

    Galoubet (must learn to read thoroughly before replying!)
     
    Galoubet, May 3, 2007
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  4. Tango

    Broadback Guest

    Galoubet wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 May 2007 11:51:47 GMT, Galoubet <> wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 02 May 2007 17:35:45 -0500, Tango <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is it my imagination, or was it possible to print a map of a route (from
    >>> MapSource) which included the directions below the map? I could swear
    >>> that I was able to do this in the past, but I can't seem to figure out
    >>> how to do it now.

    >
    > Sorry, I was little hasty with my reply. I see now that you do know
    > how to print the maps/directions. Still no idea how to get both on one
    > sheet of printout though!
    >
    > Galoubet (must learn to read thoroughly before replying!)

    Why not print the map, see how much of the page it takes up. Then copy
    directions to notepad or such, page down so thet there is empty space
    above instructions equal to the map size, reinsert the paper and print.
     
    Broadback, May 3, 2007
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  5. Tango

    Tango Guest

    Broadback wrote:
    > Why not print the map, see how much of the page it takes up. Then copy
    > directions to notepad or such, page down so thet there is empty space
    > above instructions equal to the map size, reinsert the paper and print.


    In a word... expediency.

    If I really wanted to have both the map and directions, I could do so in
    the manner you suggest - but it's really more work than it's worth (for
    me)... it's far simpler to print the map separately from the directions
    and then get on with life.

    What I was wondering was, did MapSource (or nRoute) ever have the
    capability to print both map and directions on one page, or did I just
    imagine this?

    --
    Tango
     
    Tango, May 3, 2007
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  6. In article <>,
    Galoubet <> wrote:

    > Sorry, I was little hasty with my reply. I see now that you do know
    > how to print the maps/directions. Still no idea how to get both on one
    > sheet of printout though!


    Galoubet-

    My computer has a "Page Setup" under the File menu in most applications.
    One thing it lets me do is change the "Scale:" factor from 100 percent
    to some other value, such as 75 percent. By doing so, it may be
    possible for a document that is just a bit to large for a single sheet,
    to print on one sheet reduced in size.

    Check your computer's document preference and print menus to see if you
    have such a scale factor. If so, it would be an easy way to fit it all
    one page.

    Fred
     
    Fred McKenzie, May 5, 2007
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