National Geographic TOPO! Explorer question...
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David Loome
(DavidLoome) - F

Locale: American Southwest
National Geographic TOPO! Explorer question... on 03/02/2009 15:19:46 MST Print View

I usually find free topos online, but need good maps for a Spring Break hike coming up in a couple weeks so I downloaded the Explorer application and some quads I need. I've more or less figured out the useful features of the program and learned the avoid the plethora of confusing and useless features that I've found the program riddled with.

My problem is this: I don't have a printer. (I usually save files to a CD-ROM and bring them to Staples or something which yields much better results). After downloading the quads and sizing them to print, where can I go from there? The program doesn't give me any options for converting the file to jpeg or any format I can use, and doesn't allow me to copy it into another program that I can save onto a disc. So far I am thoroughly unimpressed with the Explorer program, but would feel a lot better about spending the $25 if I could figure out how to just print the darn maps. Any input?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: National Geographic TOPO! Explorer question... on 03/02/2009 15:53:22 MST Print View

I have the State series so don't know how you are set up....

But for me...

File/Print and set things up in the frame box.
File/Export Map to Disk
Save Map over on the right side of the screen

Good Luck