The United States high-resolution map is a large file – 3500 pixels wide by 2198 pixels high, and 541 KB, taking 4 min. to download at 28 kbps. There are three links to this map at the bottom of the page, depending on the intended use:
Option 1 – For on-screen viewing, click “United States High-Resolution Map – On-Screen”. Because of limited screen resolution, the map will be quite large and only a portion of it will be in view. Scroll to the desired location. This is useful for obtaining a regional view of an area.
Option 2 – For printing at tabloid size, 17” wide by 11” high, click “United States High-Resolution Map – Tabloid”. The screen resolution limits the detail at this size, but the print is at full resolution. See the following instructions for printing from Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Option 3 – For printing at letter size, 11” wide by 8.5” high, click “United States High-Resolution Map – Letter”.
Printing instructions – To print “United States High-Resolution Map” from Microsoft Internet Explorer, click one of the links “United States High-Resolution Map” “– Tabloid” or “– Letter” at the bottom of this page to bring up the desired map. Click File, Page Setup, Printer, and choose a color printer in the drop-down menu. Click Properties and choose the appropriate paper size and Landscape orientation. Click OK for Properties and OK for Printer. On the Page Setup menu, select the appropriate Paper Size, Landscape Orientation, and set all margins to 0.25”. Click OK for Page Setup. Click File, Print Preview, and if everything is as it should be, click Print, OK.
Printing other maps – All other maps will print in a similar way with Internet Explorer on tabloid paper. However, choose
portrait orientation in the print and page setup options instead of landscape. Some states will also print on letter or legal sized paper with one orientation or the other.
Modifying map print size – To modify the printed image size for printing maps on any paper size, proceed as follows: With the desired map on-screen, click File, Save As, Save as type Web Page, complete. In Microsoft Word, Open the saved html file. Click View, Web Layout, and set the view percentage dropdown menu to 50%. Click File, Print, and choose a color printer in the drop-down menu. Click Properties, and choose the desired orientation and paper size. Click OK for the Properties, but click Close rather than OK for Print. Click File, click Page Setup, choose the appropriate paper size and orientation, and set Margins Top 0.25”, Bottom 0.25”, Left 0.25”, Right 0.25”, Gutter 0”, Header 0”, Footer 0”. Click inside the picture area to bring up corner handles. Place the cursor over the upper left corner handle to obtain diagonal arrows, hold left click, and then drag the handle downward to the right, part way toward the center of the picture, and release left click. This is to reduce the picture size to fit the page. Repeat if necessary until the entire map is visible on-screen and there is white area to the left and right of the map. Click View, Print Layout, and set the view percentage dropdown menu to 50%. Click inside the map. If the corner handles are visible, continue; otherwise return to Web Layout view, reduce the size a bit more, and then return again to Print Layout view. By using the corner handles, fine-tune the picture size so everything, including all of the legend, fits on a single page -- even if a blank second page appears. Click File, Print Preview, and if everything is as it should be, click Close, File, Print, select print range Pages from 1 to 1, and click OK.
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