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Friday, January 20, 2006

New and Improved Maps

There are some new maps in map gallery that are an improvement over the old stuff we had. The show off some of the features built into GeoPDF. Here are some tips to maximize your viewing pleasure.

  1. Got Adobe Reader or Acrobat? Our plugins work with Adobe Reader versions 6 and 7. If you don't have 7, you might want to upgrade to get the latest features. The plugins also work with Acrobat (Standard and Pro) versions 6 and 7. Get Reader

  2. Snarf Map2PDF Regardless of your platform, the plugins are free to download and install. If you've got Acrobat and Reader, get appropriate plugins for both. Installers are geared toward particular versions. Get Map2PDF for Reader. Get Map2PDF for Acrobat. You'll have some fields to fill in on that last one... ;)

  3. Snarf GeoPDF Maps Go to map gallery and, here's the money tip, right click on a PDF's link to save the file to disk. We're working on full viewing in a browser, but it's better external to a browser. Once the map is downloaded, open with the Acrobat or Reader with Map2PDF.

I've looked at the Steller Sea Lion and Dall's Porpoise maps. One of the nifty things about these is that they've been enabled for commenting in Reader. You can mark up these maps in Reader and save the changes... something that you weren't able to do in the past. You can enable commenting in Reader for pretty much any PDF or GeoPDF using Acrobat Pro 7.


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