Unable to open left sidebar to create PDF

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Tamar Stieber

18 Sep, 2021 05:30 AM

Hello. Where is the sidebar that allows me to generate PDFs? I am unable to open it on my MacBook Pro. Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Julie on 20 Sep, 2021 03:08 PM

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    Hi Tamar,

    Are you looking for the print button? It lives on top of the map now. See https://training.caltopo.com/all_users/getting-started/changes

    Or are you on the print page but the side bar isn't displaying? Look for the small white tab mid-way down the page on the left side. Click the arrow to open the side bar.


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  3. Tamar Stieber re-opened this discussion on 20 Sep, 2021 03:30 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 20 Sep, 2021 03:30 PM

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    In trying to generate and print PDFs and need to tweak the ratio and other data for an appropriately sized map. Thanks!

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Julie on 20 Sep, 2021 03:34 PM

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    Please send me a screenshot of what you see/ where you are stuck.

  6. 4 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 20 Sep, 2021 03:41 PM

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    Must leave now to go to work. I’ll send it this evening. Thank you.


  7. 5 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 21 Sep, 2021 07:29 PM

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    Here ya go, Julie. This is full-screen. Cannot find the print icon nor a way to open the printing options sidebar. Thank you?

    -Tamar Stieber

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by Julie on 21 Sep, 2021 07:39 PM

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    Ah ha, thanks, that helps me figure it out! Either your screen or your browser window is too small and you are getting the small-screen layout, which does not allow for printing. Resize your browser so it's bigger, or the change the resolution of the screen, then refresh the page (you may need to do a hard refresh shift-command-r). The print button should come back.


  9. 7 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 21 Sep, 2021 07:48 PM

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    Did not help.

  10. 8 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 21 Sep, 2021 07:51 PM

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    This is what I get with a hard refresh

  11. Support Staff 9 Posted by Julie on 21 Sep, 2021 08:52 PM

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    What browser are you using?

    Can you send an image of the whole screen?

  12. 10 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 21 Sep, 2021 09:15 PM

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    I’m using Safari. Never had problems before now.

    The screenshot I sent was full-screen.


  13. Support Staff 11 Posted by Julie on 21 Sep, 2021 09:23 PM

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    Exit full screen mode, and set the browser to actual size via the view menu.

  14. 12 Posted by Tamar Stieber on 21 Sep, 2021 10:18 PM

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    Done. Still no print icon. See attached screen shot.

  15. Support Staff 13 Posted by Julie on 22 Sep, 2021 02:17 PM

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    Hi Tamar,

    It's the result of the screen resolution size and/or the browser size on the screen. I don't know if you recently changed your system display settings, or if you still need to make the browser larger (but not full screen mode), then hard-refresh the page.

    (Since you are using Safari, try these commands for the hard refresh: Go to Safari > Empty Cache, or hit Opt + Cmd + E To refresh, click the refresh button on the address bar or press Cmd + R)

    You may need to just play with it for a while trying different combinations of actions until you get the web interface back. I'm sorry I can't give more detail than that. I promise that is what is going on here though. I'm even attaching example screenshots of my own computer showing that it's possible to switch between the two formats.


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