I'm getting ready to print a route created with NG's TOPO! States software and I'm looking for tips on scale...
I'd like to print these maps in the greatest detail level possible which, in TOPO!, are USGS 1:24,000 (7.5' quad) maps. When I open the print menu, the drop down menu in the preview panel says "Normal 100% (1:30,750)". This is odd because the maps are based on 1:24k maps. Anyway, I can change it to "Magnify 125% (1:24,000)" but I'm curious why the software is set up this way.
Also, any comments on getting the best detail possible but still having nice crisp resolution (ie I want the maps to be reasonably large and usable but I don't want lines or text to be blurry or pixelated)? I intend to print on 11"x17" paper.