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Thread: Printing from online NZ Topo Maps

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    Printing from online NZ Topo Maps

    I’m trying to print off a full A4 sized section of map, but the map itself comes out 2/3rds of the page, and I can’t drop or hide the “NZTOPOMAPS” block at top L.

    Has anyone worked out the trick to achieve a borderless A4 map section?

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    https://www.linz.govt.nz/land/maps/topographic-maps
    Download electronic copy here.
    Make a copy and open with Microsoft office.
    Zoom in how much you want and crop what you don't need.
    It's what do.
    You can use other programs to crop but Microsoft office works fine for me.

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    Sorted!

    Thank you!!

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    Try using chrome browser.

    On the print options, set paper orientation to match the box you set on the page.

    Open more settings, set scale to suit until the map is as big as you can get it. 111% worked for me.

    It's not perfect but I've printed off topo maps of my usual areas using this method.

    Sent from my ELE-L09 using Tapatalk

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    Yeah just have to mess around a bit with print scale instead of letting it try to fit itself to page size.

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    Provided your screen is good you can cut out screenshots and put them into Microsoft word, PowerPoint or even excel if you like. I actually use a free image program called gimp. You can carefully stretch and align them to get a collage covering edges and corners of Linz maps. Ms Word seems to be best for final printout as I can include a caption describing the locality. If you can arrange double sided printing you can have a two page word .doc with say wide and close up scales or adjacent areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    Provided your screen is good you can cut out screenshots and put them into Microsoft word, PowerPoint or even excel if you like. I actually use a free image program called gimp. You can carefully stretch and align them to get a collage covering edges and corners of Linz maps. Ms Word seems to be best for final printout as I can include a caption describing the locality. If you can arrange double sided printing you can have a two page word .doc with say wide and close up scales or adjacent areas.
    Lot of messing around when you could simply get a copy of Freshmap and print off any area in many different scales etc, and even link up to a Garmin to up/download tracks etc etc
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