Solved

Internet Explorer Print Preview Google Maps Query

Posted on 2011-03-09
6
707 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello,

I need someone to help me check something, to make sure the problem I am experiencing seems to be specific to IE8 and not just me and my users.

The problem I have is printing any map in Google Maps when viewed via IE8, the map appears "broken up" via white spaces, as if the map is made up of several images and those images have padding, like a HTML table. I have attached a screen shot of the problem.

For your convenience, I link an example map location as follows:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Thames+Ditton&aq=0&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=11.957247,28.081055&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Thames+Ditton,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.382495,-0.326843&spn=0.197132,0.438766&z=11&pw=2

In IE8, hit the "Alt" button to show the menu options, and from the File menu, select "Print Preview". You will notice that the map is broken up. if you were to print the page, it would print exactly like how it is previewed.

This does not happen in Firefox! And I can't give my users anything other than IE8.

Would anyone be able to suggest what the problem is here, atleast state if the problem is with Microsoft, my computer, or Google
example-map-issue.jpg
0
Comment
Question by:ouch_mybrain_
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
sweeps earned 250 total points
ID: 35083292
in internet explorer 8  Go to 'Tools', 'Compatability View' and "make"
the sight "Compatibile"  IT'S AN INSTANT FIX
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ouch_mybrain_
ID: 35083305
My hero. Thanks.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:sweeps
ID: 35083321
also You can try to add google.co.uk to the Compatability view settings to see if that makes it good for all maps worked on mine
0
Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

 

Author Comment

by:ouch_mybrain_
ID: 35083436
When i clicked on the Compatibility View button, it automatically added the page to the list in Compatibility View Settings, and it remembered it after I closed/opened the browser.

Thanks,
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:sweeps
ID: 35083454
Good to hear!
0
 

Expert Comment

by:msnewmark
ID: 35169040
This fix does work, but you must be viewing maps.google.com site in your browser when you implement the fix. If you're viewing this page when you do the fix it will not work, and it will 'break' this page.
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a Citrix environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. However, Citrix system people are often of little help, as they typically know next to nothing about Access. The script provided here will take …
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Viewers will learn how to maximize accessibility options in an Excel workbook for users with accessibility issues.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…

680 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question