Workaround for getting a google map into a blog post.

Sometimes I need something off the Internet that won’t let me copy and paste. In this example it’s a Google Map. There is probably a quicker way to do this or some program to buy that will do it for you, but here is my way:

Get the map centered the way you want it

Push the “print screen” key.

Open Paint (in Accessories)

Paste in the picture (I use the control-V keys)

Save As JPEG


Find wherever you have saved it and right click

Choose open with Microsoft Office Picture Manager

Crop to proper size

Probably compress

Insert into document.

The end.

2 thoughts on “Workaround for getting a google map into a blog post.”

  1. If it is for a blog post, you might consider the tips google has for embedding a map directly.

    If you need to do a lot of screen captures, or even to save a few steps for the occasional clip, there are good programs like ScreenHunter that make the process much simpler.

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