Managing Maps

Use maps to enable your end users to quickly find and install printers.   End users will see the map when viewing the portal, allowing them to simply click on the folder they want to install.  If a folder does not have a map specified the portal will simply not show the map and will still list any child nodes (folders or printers) on the page.

Portal: Folder with map


Portal: Folder without map


Adding a map to a folder

To add a map to a folder do the following:

  1. Login to the Administrator
  2. Select a folder
  3. Select the Map tab
  4. Click the Upload Background Image button
  5. Browse to the desired background image file (.png, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .gif)
  6. Click Upload Image
  7. Click Save
  8. Once the file has been uploaded you will see the available,  objects to the left,  that can be dragged onto the background image.   Drag the printer objects to the appropriate location and click Save.

Note: Folder Objects and maps
You can drag folder objects onto a background image.   When end users click on the folder objects in the portal, the portal will select the folder in the tree.

Removing Maps

To remove a map from a folder, do the following:

  1. Login to the Administrator
  2. Select a folder
  3. Select the Map tab
  4. Click the Remove Background Image button
  5. Click Save

Changing Map Printer or folder Icon Size

To change a printers icon size, do the following:

  1. Login to the Administrator
  2. Select a folder
  3. Select the Map tab
  4. Right click a printer or folder icon that has been placed on the map and select small, medium, or large.
  5. Click Save

Specifying a Color Printer on a Map

To specify that a printer is a color printer and to have it use a color printer icon on the map, do the following:

  1. Login to the Administrator
  2. Select a printer
  3. Select the General tab
  4. Click the "Color Printer" box.
  5. Click Save

Customizing the Portal Settings

To view all settings relating to the Portal and maps, click here.