Using the Map Images
The following information is from the Adobe Acrobat Reader Help File and contains the basic information you need to open, navigate, and print PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To view the complete Help File, select Reader Help from the Acrobat Reader Help menu.
You must download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher before you will be able to view or print PDF maps.
Enlarging the Map Image
The Adobe PDF map images represent maps that were created at a size of 33 inches by 36 inches. When you first bring the PDF map image up on your computer screen it will display the entire map. In most cases the size of the features will be too small for easy identification.
However, you can use the Adobe Acrobat Reader’s zoom function to enlarge a portion of the map to more clearly see the features. To do this, click on the “Zoom in Tool” (the magnifying glass icon) on the menu bar by putting the cursor on it and clicking the left mouse button. Then move your cursor (which was changed to a magnifying glass with a (+) sign inside) down to the map image to one corner of the area that you want to enlarge.
While holding the left mouse button down drag the cursor across the map to create a box around the area that you want to enlarge. When you release the button the area within the box that you drew will enlarge to fit the screen. You can repeat this step as often as necessary to get a satisfactory enlargement.
To get back to the original display or to reduce the amount of zoom you can change the percentage number shown between the (+) and the (-) signs of the magnifying glass.
Browsing the Map with Bookmarks
Acrobat Reader allows you to move to specific places in PDF maps using Bookmarks that take you to specific pre-defined tourist attraction or hotel on the map. Clicking on a bookmark will display the desired location in the center of the map.
To browse using a bookmark:
- Show the Bookmarks palette. You may need to choose Window > Show Bookmarks to open the palette or click the Bookmarks tab to bring the palette to the front of its group.
- To jump to a spot on the map using its bookmark, click the bookmark’s text in the palette.
The bookmark for the part of the map currently showing is marked in grey.
When a parent bookmark is collapsed, it has a plus sign. If the bookmark you want to click is hidden in a collapsed parent, click the plus sign next to the parent to show it.
Printing the PDF Map Image
Because of the tremendous amount of detail that they must show for a given area, the maps are designed for a paper sheet that is too wide for an ordinary printer. Therefore, printing the entire map sheet on an A4 or A3 size of paper will not provide a usable image.
If you need just a portion of the map printed it can be done simply by enlarging that portion of the map (as explained above in the “Enlarging the Map Image” section). Note that you must select the "Current View” and "fit to printer margins" options on the Print menu.
All copyrights for the PDF map images on this page belong to the Israel Ministry of Tourism and “Blustein Maps & More Ltd’ www.mapotveod.com.
You have permission to print multiple copies of these maps for personal, non-commercial use only.
The maps may not be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form, and may not be presented in any media, including on other websites.
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