Run Prints

The way that a user runs a print depends on the type of host application:

Run a Print in a Geocortex Web App

To run a print in a Geocortex Web app:

  1. Run the app.

  2. Click the Print tool in the toolbar.

    The Print Map panel opens and an overlay displays on the map. The window in the overlay shows the area to print.

    There is no overlay for 3D maps. The print output will be centered on the visible portion of the map.

    Print Map panel () and the area to print ()

  3. Pan and zoom the map to show the area you want to print.

    If you want to print the map at a particular scale, enter the scale in the Print Map panel's Scale box and then pan the map. Entering a scale zooms the map to the closest available scale.

  4. Configure the remaining settings:

  5. Click Print to submit the print request to Geocortex Printing.

    The Print Map panel closes and the overlay disappears. A message displays indicating that printing has started.

    You can close the message and continue using the app while the print is being generated.

  6. When a message indicates that the print is ready, click the hyperlink to view the PDF.

    Example print output

Run a Print in an HTML5 Viewer

Users run prints using the HTML5 Viewer's Print tool, which generates printable maps based on Geocortex print templates. Each of the HTML5 Viewer's built-in toolbar formats includes the Print tool by default. If you have removed the Print tool from the toolbar, you can add it back.

Print tool

Clicking the Print tool opens the Print Map panel, where the user selects the print template to run and configures other settings, such as the map scale and resolution to use for the print output. There may also be settings for arbitrary text inputs, for example, Title or Notes. These inputs are configured in the template using parameters. For information on configuring input parameters, see Configure Print Inputs.

Example of an HTML5 viewer in Desktop mode, configured to use the Letter Landscape template to print the area under the overlay

To run a print in a Geocortex HTML5 viewer:

  1. Click the Print tool in the toolbar to open the Print Map panel.

    In the Desktop and Tablet interfaces, the Print tool displays an overlay on the map. The overlay represents the area to print.

  2. Configure the settings in the panel:

  3. Select the area to print:

  4. Click Print to submit the print request to Geocortex Printing.

  5. When the Print Map panel indicates that the print is ready, click Open File to view the PDF.

    Print output, showing the user's markup

    For more information about printing in the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5, see Printing Module.

Run a Print in a Web AppBuilder App

Users run prints using the Geocortex Printing custom widget, which generates printable maps based on Geocortex print templates.

Printing widget

Clicking the widget opens the Printing panel, where the user selects the print template to run, and then configures the other settings, such as the map scale and resolution to use for the print. There may also be text inputs, for example, Title or Notes. These inputs are configured in the template using parameters. For information on configuring parameters, see Configure Print Inputs.

To run a print from a Web AppBuilder app:

  1. Launch the app.

  2. Pan and zoom the map to show the area that you want to print.

    Map panned and zoomed to the area of interest

  3. Click the Printing widget to open the Printing panel.

    Printing panel, showing three print templates

  4. Select the template that you want to use.

    The Printing panel shows the print settings and text inputs, if the template takes text inputs.

    Text inputs and settings for the Letter Landscape template

  5. Configure the inputs and settings:

  6. Click Run to submit the print request to Geocortex Printing.

  7. When the Printing panel indicates that the print is ready, click Download to view the PDF.

    Print output, showing the user's title, notes, and markup

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