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Handy Map Lookup - Help

Locator and mapping application for use with Microsoft Word, Office, PowerPoint and Office online. 

To align map labels in your document


1. By default map images will be generated with the marker labels at the bottom of the map. 

2. Selecting the 'Split Label' option from the map image view dropdown will create separate map and label images. 

3. The images can now be individually copied to the desired location in your document. 

4. When using the one-click insert option, you will first indicate the map location and then provide a second insertion point for the label.


Note: Clipboard copy/paste can also be accessed by right-clicking the map and label images.  


To map multiple locations


1. Type in an address or place, or use the Copy button to read a selected address from your document. 

2. Click the Pin button to add the selected location to the map collection. 

3. Continue to enter additional addresses, using the Pin button to add each new item to the map.

4. You can create maps with up to 26 different address or place locations.

5. After adding all locations, click the 'Map It' button to view your locations on the map.


Note: In Excel and Excel Online, you can perform batch inserts of multiple addresses by selecting a cell range with the address data and clicking the Copy button.


To copy a map image to your document


1. Map images may be copied to your document using the one-click Insert Image option. 

2. Generate the map image and then click your document to pick the insert cell or location.

3. Click the 'Insert Image to Document' button located in the top-right corner of the map image. 

4. The map image is copied to your document and placed at the insert location.

5. When using the 'Split Label' option to separate the map and label images, you will have to select a second insertion point for the label and re-click 'Insert Image to Document'.


Note: Clipboard copy/paste can also be accessed by right-clicking the map image.  


To save and reopen maps


1. You can use the new Save Maps feature to save customized maps as part of your Word, Excel or PowerPoint document, and view or edit them later.

2. To save a map, click the ellipsis button (bottom right) and select the 'Save Map' menu command to display the Save Map dialog.  

3. Provide a name for your custom map.

4. Select the 'Show Map on Load' checkbox if you would like the map to be automatically displayed in the HandyMap frame when the document is re-opened.

5. Click the 'Save map' button to close the dialog. Save your document to persist the map data with your document.

6. All maps saved in a document will be displayed under the 'Open Map' menu command. To re-open a saved map, simply click the map name to load it into the app.  

7. Please be sure to save your document data any time a map is saved or deleted. 



Technical Support


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To look up cities, counties and postal codes


1. Select the 'Region' checkbox. 

2. Enter the name of city, county or postal code that you are trying to locate. 

3. The dropdown list will provide you with a list of options that match the region.

4. Select an item to get additional details for the city or code that you trying to look up.



To look up establishments or companies


1. Select the 'Place' checkbox and un-select the other options.

2. Enter the name of the firm or establishment that you are looking for (eg., Microsoft Corporation, Redmond). 

3. Select the best match from the drop down list.

4. The address and available place details will be populated.

5. Use the 'Map It' button to locate the place on a map. 

To create a custom sized map image


1. From the interactive map view, click the 'Generate Snapshot' button to create a map image of the same size as the map. 

2. You can re-size the interactive map or use the snapshot drop down menu to provide a custom size for the map image.

3. Enter the width and height of the image and click the 'Generate Snapshot' button to create the custom sized image. 

4. Checking the 'Markers' and 'Labels' options will show/hide the map markers and info labels.