How can I save the image or print the Health Data Explorer?
There are several ways to print the Health Data Explorer, or to save it as an image file.
You can print the Health Data Explorer by using the print command on your Windows File menu. Use "Print Preview" to preview it before you print it.
You can also print by using the menu button on the map (the menu button is the small triangle located at the bottom of the zoom slider). To print, click the menu button and pick print preview, then hit print. Use the printer's preference menu to change the orientation from portrait to landscape.
You can use the same menu button to export to an image file. Click the menu button, then click export. Choose your format (jpeg or png). Then click export and select your destination file.
Once you have exported the image, you can insert it into Word or Powerpoint. You can also use the crop tool in Powerpoint to crop the image if you only want to use part of it.
You can also capture the image using Snagit or another screen capture tool. Follow the Snagit (or other tool's) instructions to save as a pdf, gif, jpeg, or other type of image file.
If you copy the image to use somewhere else, please be sure to cite it properly:
North Carolina Health Data Explorer. Center for Health Systems Research and Development, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2010.