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Geography In The News Help

  1. Who has access to Geography in the News™ and how much does it cost?
  2. How often will the Geography in the News™ articles be published?
  3. How can I become a subscriber to Geography in the News™?
  4. How do I use the Geography in the News™ articles?
  5. What are PDF and GIF files?
  6. How do I print the PDF versions of Geography in the News™ articles?
  7. What if I am having trouble with Acrobat Reader?
  8. What if I still have questions?
  1. Who has access to Geography in the News™ and how much does it cost?
    Geography in the News is available to all Maps101 subscribers. It is FREE with your Maps101 subscription.
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  2. How often will the Geography in the News™ articles be published?
    New articles will be posted on the website each Friday, and the previous week's article placed in the archives section.
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  3. How can I become a subscriber to Geography in the News™?
    Geography in the News is FREE to Maps101 subscribers. To subscribe to Maps101, contact us at 877.627.7101 (toll free) or email maps101@maps.com.
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  4. How do I use the Geography in the News™ articles?
    The articles will be available in GIF format for both display on the Web and in multi-media presentations; and in PDF formats in either color or black and white, resized to fit neatly on a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
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  5. What are PDF and GIF files?
    PDF stands for "Portable Document File" and is platform independent — it doesn't matter whether you are using a MacIntosh or PC. PDF files will print out in a high resolution, which makes it ideal for small type and details on a map.

    GIF: Graphic Interchange Format. The leading type of image format specifically for computer use and optimized for use on the Internet. GIF imagery resolution (72 dots per inch or dpi) provides a combination of speed and quality when rendering non-photographic images via a computer monitor. GIF images can be displayed via projector, although Maps101 recommends use of its PDF files for that purpose, and is a standard file format for use with PowerPoint and Photoshop.
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  6. How do I print the PDF versions of Geography in the News™ articles?
    In order to download and print the PDF articles from Geography in the News™, you must have the free software program "Acrobat Reader" from Adobe. If this is not already installed on your computer or within your browser (most of the latest editions come with it already installed), simply click on "Get Acrobat Reader" at the bottom left corner of any page in Geography in the News™. Follow the instructions provided on the Adobe site-when the program is downloaded to your computer, installation should take only a matter of moments! Once installed, you should not need to install Acrobat Reader again.

    Download the article you would like to print by clicking on the "Download PDF" link (at the top of the page), and the file should appear on your desktop. Double-click the PDF to open it in Acrobat Reader, and then go to File on the menu bar and choose Print.
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  7. What if I am having trouble with Acrobat Reader?
    If you are having trouble with Acrobat Reader, please contact Adobe Acrobat Reader Support. This link will bring you to their top issues page, which contains much useful information on how to install and configure Acrobat Reader.
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  8. What if I still have questions?
    Feel free to contact our support staff toll free at 1-877-627-7101 or send e-mail to geographynews@maps.com. A customer service representative will get back to you with the answer to your questions!
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