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Setting your screen and LCD projector resolution
These pages are designed for the most common LCD projector resolution, 1024 x 768 pixels.
At that resolution, maps, photos, and other pages will show in proper size. Also, the text will be the right size in relation to the images.
Many laptop and desk computer screens have a higher native resolution. You should reset the resolution if you will be hooking to an LCD projector to show these pages in a classroom. Otherwise, the images and text will appear too small.
Go to the control panel, and find the display resolution setting adjustment. Find the setting that shows 1024 x 768. Pick that. Some laptops have video cards that allow one setting for the laptop screen, and a different setting for the second screen (the LCD projector). It's often more stable to just set both settings to the same 1024 x 768 resolution.
Not using an LCD projector?
If you are just viewing this site on a computer screen, you will still find it best to view these pages if you reset your screen resolution. Go to the control panel, and find the display resolution setting adjustment. For a regular monitor, look for the 1024 x 768 pixels choice. On a wide screen monitor, look for 1360 x 768 or something close to that.