|Moving around the map
| Move the mouse pointer into the map. It should appear as a hand.
Hold the left mouse button down and slide the pointer up, down, left
or right while keeping the pointer within the map. The map should
slide along with the hand pointer. Continue to move the map until
the area you want is in the centre of the frame. You can also click
on the arrows in the map element (right) to slide the map view in
the direction of the arrow.
|Zooming in or out
| Zoom in or out by moving the cross bar up or down on the map element
Three map views are available.
displays a street map with towns
clearly marked and named. The amount of details is determined by the
provides a satellite photograph of the mapped area.
displays a satellite view overlayed with major
streets/roads and towns marked with some named.
|For estimate of distances in the displayed map, check the scale legend. This will change as you zoom in and out.
Taking a snapshot of the map
Once you have the map you want for your article, you need to copy
the map into memory as follows. Hold the [Alt] key down and press the
[PrtScn] button once.
|Creating a map image
Open some image editing software such as Paint (Start/All Programs/Accessories/Paint)
or Photoshop or Photo Studio.
If the program does not start with a blank document (as paint does),
create a new document.
If you are using Microsoft's "Paint" program, simply use "Edit/Paste"
menu options to put the stored image in the blank document or [Ctrl] [V].
Other programs may work the same way or you may need to read the documentation
to work out how to put the map image into the new document.
Once the map appears in the imaging editing software, you have to use that software
to add text or overlays as you require.