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Printing a BookletChart

Printing Tips
Speed - The BookletChart files are large. Broadband Internet service is advised.

Two-Sided Printing -
Some printers will print 2-sided documents. Select your printer in the Adobe Acrobat Reader “Print Setup” or “Print“ dialog box. Then look for the “Properties,” “Layout,” settings to choose 2-sided printing. If your printer will not automatically print on two sides, print the odd pages, then reinsert the pages into the paper supply tray and print the even pages to accomplish 2-sided printing. The odd page/even page selection is is available using the Adobe Reader “Subset” options of the “Print” dialog box.

Resolution - Print the BookletCharts at “normal” or “regular” resolution (about 600 dpi). High resolution does not improve the image, but it adds significantly to the printing time.

Binding - Several staples down the left edge of the BookletChart allows it to open like a book and lie flat. Facing pages show adjacent areas of the chart making this a practical solution.

Clipping - Not all printers have been tested. Some printers may require larger margins than have been allowed for by NOAA. If it appears that part of your image is being clipped, select “Page Scaling” in the Adobe Reader “Print” dialog box, and choose “Fit to Paper.”

Troubleshooting
Problem - The small overview chart on the cover page does not display or print.
Resolution  -You are using an outdated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the most recent version for free from Adobe.

Problem - Nothing happens when you click on a chart number.
Resolution - The chart files are quite large (5 - 10 MB). If you have a dial-up connection, the chart may be downloading, but just taking a long time. If nothing happens after 45 minutes, try again by typing the chart number yourself in the URL box of your browser rather than clicking on the chart number in the table. The complete URL would be:

            www.NauticalCharts.gov/bookletcharts/<insert-chart-number-here>_BookletChart.pdf.

Example: www.NauticalCharts.gov/bookletcharts/12221_BookletChart.pdf.

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