Printing

 

Printing is an 'interesting one'. There are 2 aspects to consider.

  • The format of the output (is it a picture of the map, a textual outline or something completely different.)
  • The physical mechanism of getting it to a printer (and selecting paper sizes etc.)

 

All three variants of the app (iOS, Mac and Windows) take a slightly different approach.

 

iOS

To print a map, tap on the Share toolbar button then on Print.

This will generate a PDF of the printed output and preview it. You will then choose Share again (whilst previewing) then Print.

 

Mac

To print a map hit CMD+P or select Print from the File menu.

This will generate a PDF of the printed output and send it to the built in Mac Preview app. Once in there, you can choose CMD+P again to actually print it.

 

Printing Options

The options available to you when printing (from iOS/Mac) are as follows:

  • Map Page Size - this is the paper size that you intend to print on.
  • Map Scale - if you set this to 'Single Page' then the map will be squeezed onto a single page (of the size above.) If you choose a specific scale then the map will be broken up over multiple pages. - the idea being that you print out the pages then stick 'em together later.
  • Notes Appendix - if ticked, topic notes will be added in subsequent pages.
  • Images Appendix - if ticked, topic images will be added in subsequent pages.
  • Linked Maps - if ticked, any linked maps will be included in the one PDF (print job.)
  • Watermark - this is text that will be placed in the bottom right corner of the map image. You might use this for a copyright notice. You can include 'variables' in the text - for example "$name - $modified © ACME":
    • $name (name of the map)
    • $path (path of the map)
    • $modified (date/time of the most recently modified topic in the map.)

 

Windows

The Windows version doesn't currently support printing. However, you can export as a Word / PowerPoint / Image document and then print that from an appropriate app. This is one more step than it should be - but the end result is the same.