PRINTING  & VIEWING LARGE IMAGES FROM THE FOLLOWING SITES:

1872 WESTERN SERIES OF MAPS

1891 GRAIN DEALERS & SHIPPERS GAZETTEER

1884 MAP OF NEBRASKA

THE 1895 ATLAS MAPS

1899 INDIAN NATIONS MAPS

1920 HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS IMAGES

1891 GARDINER'S ENGLISH ATLAS

All of these images and MANY more & tons of books can be found from the

MARDOS MEMORIAL LIBRARY


Try any of these solutions and you should be able to solve your dilemma....


Gordon Bush had this solution...: gordon@direcpc.com

Ok this is how I did it using Windows 95. While on your big map page, click the right mouse button, choose "save picture as" , then choose where you want to save it. After it is saved, you can open it with any program that opens .jpg files.

Like Paint Shop Pro for 1 example. Then you can put a square around the part you want to print and cut it out. Then, open a new blank page, paste it to the blank page, then print it. Done

C YA Gordon Bush


Jim Eggert had this solution....: EggertJ@LL.mit.edu

Netscape is apparently too dumb to divide large graphics over multiple pages. So what I do is to download the map into a file on my hard disk (using Netscape) and then load the map into a graphics program. Then I can resize, crop, or print over multiple pages. I use a Mac and Graphic Converter (shareware). There must be similar programs for the PC.


I have had several questions as to viewing the large image pages with users of AOL, it appears they have separate problems and solutions, perhaps this one will help you....

Trudy Hull Sent This:

I think I figured out my problem with the maps and this is maybe something you can pass on to others since you've had the same question before. I had been clearing out my temporary internet files regularly, but my system has two separate files that need to be cleared and both are in AOL.

Viola! I can even bring up the whole 1895 state map - no problem. I enjoy it when I can actually figure something like that out, even if it does take much head butting and a bloody forehead from it all. <grin> 


From Ralph K. came this idea:

AOL: support for AOL users.

1-888-265-8007 (Tech Support, Macintosh)

1-888-265-8006 (Tech Support, ordinary computers)


From Lisa exact steps to help:

Here is how to empty the cache Files:

1. Click on MY COMPUTER

2. Click on C (hard drive)

3. Click on AOL (if you have more than one version, check them all)

4. Click on CACHE ( you might want to do same for TEMP files too)

5. Click on EDIT

6. Click on SELECT ALL

7. Click on EDIT

8. Click on DELETE

9. Click on Yes to send to recycle bin

10. Close out all windows and go to recycle bin to empty. Then boot computer to get all those wonderful bytes back LOL


Jim and Kathy Griffin    Griffin Labs jgno1@shianet.org had this idea:

We got the map printed. My wife had tried most of the suggestions already and they didn't work, she kept running out of disk space. (Is it disc or disk?) She dumped several files and was able to:
(1. ) right click on the map

(2.) select "save picture as" and go into Adobe Photo Deluxe and put it into the "Hold" folder. While in Adobe Photo Deluxe, she

(3.) drag and dropped it into to work window. Of course the map was lots larger than a regular sheet of copy paper, so she

(4.) opened a "new" window

(5.)clicked on the "advanced" button, which took her to "canvas size" and "photo size". She

(6.) made the canvas/photo size 81/2" X 11". Then from the toolbar, she

(7.) chose "select", from that menu she chose "rectangle". Then she went to the copy of the map and

(8) selected a 8 1/2" X 11" section from it, went back up to the toolbar and chose "edit", then "copy". She

(9.) went back to the "new" window and selected "paste", then "print". That was one section out of nine.

Each time she went back and forth from the map window to the "new" window, cutting and pasting until all nine sections were copied, pasted and printed. She tried Publisher, Paint, Notepad, Word, but they did not recognize the file extensions and only gave the words. This would have worked in EZ Photo and probably any other photo program that can recognize/read the files.

Thank you. I love my map!


From Dolores Lombardi         DLombard@aol.com

I was checking out your railroad maps. What a great idea! I checked out the page with tips for viewing and printing the images and thought I'd send you my method for printing images, created out of desperation when I somehow deleted the one program I owned that would let me view or print images I downloaded from the Internet. I haven't had the time yet to reload it. In the meantime I've discovered that I can view and print saved Internet images using Word 97.

Here are the steps to follow:

1. Right click on the image.

2. Select "Save Picture As" and pick the appropriate directory to save the image in. Note: If you're using America Online and it suggests using the .ART format, click on Save As Type and select the other option of saving as a .BMP file. Word will not recognize the .ART format.

3. Create a new document in Word 97.

4. Click on Insert.

5. On the drop down menu, click on Picture.

6. From the next drop down menu, click on From File.

7. On the next screen, find the directory where you saved the image, select the image file, and click on the word "Insert". You should now have the image inserted into a Word document. Use the Word commands to resize it. You can easily change the size of paper for your document if you want to print a larger copy.

Thanks again for all the hard work you've put into your site. It's a wonderful resource.


From Cheryl at: cwhitnah@netmeg.net

I do as most, using my PC. Right-click the image, and save it. I can insert it into a brand new MSWord file, adjust the margins (say, .25?) and printing layout (say, landscape?) adjust the size and put a pretty colored frame around it for on-screen viewing, and makes it look great for the kid's projects, even in B&W. I can save it to a (large) disc to take to a color printer shop, or print black and white to my laser at home. I also use a really handy little graphics handler called "Polyview" I downloaded as shareware off the internet. This program will display thumbnails of my graphic images in each folder (I have a folder of "Art" and a sub folder of "Maps", among others,) and will convert bimaps (bmp) to .jpg, or gif and from any of those to any other of those. Only those three types. BMPs I can use on my Windows screen, as i am writing fiction and need old railroad maps of the west, I put it up as wallpaper, and refer to it easily during the day. The other formats save space on a hard drive. Polyview can resize and "fix" parts of images, change colors, convert from color to B&W, handy aspects of a "little" graphics, easy to use and manipulate program.


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