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Using travel books

Hi there I have the newest Scotland book and would like to print off the walking tour of St Andrews.
Is it possible to access online and print off?

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1064 posts

You can get the Rick Steves guidebooks for iPads, etc but in order to copy a page you have to take a picture of the page and then make a copy of the picture, it really doesn't work very well. I get the RS books downloaded to my iphone and my iPad then I just use my phone if I need to refer to it while I'm out and looking at the sites.

Posted by
1689 posts

IMHO when you use an electronic version of the guidebooks, the maps are not easy to use. This is why I quit getting e-versions & just started tearing out the sections of the book where I would be visiting.

Posted by
5192 posts

I’ve taken photos on my iPhone of the pages of the guidebook, email them to myself and print. You have to watch for glare and make sure the book is opened adequately. You can also do some editing on your computer before printing, like make larger, etc. I typically have both a physical guide and a digital copy thru my library. In general, I just use the digital copy on my phone or iPad. But for walking tours when I’m actively and frequently looking at the map and dialogue, I like a paper copy

IMHO, when I buy the physical copy of the book, I feel I should get a digital copy with it rather than having to buy both

Posted by
4519 posts

Actually, the easiest way is to access the book online, take a screenshot of the map, then copy and paste it to a separate document (I use Google Docs, but you could also use Word). From there you can make it any size you want before you print it out.

Posted by
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Yes I do agree if you buy the book why not be allowed to access online content. Easy to print off if necessary. Keep up with the times Rick S.
Do love your books though, just sayin!

Posted by
5192 posts

No, you don't not get online access with the hardcopy book. You should, but take it up with RS. However, if you can get Libby or Hoopla through your local library, you can "check out" a digital copy. I usually time that with a trip.

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I usually get the Kindle ones from the library through Libby, like Jules suggested. There might be a wait but it’s usually not too long.