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Why is the comments field when printing Google maps no longer printing?
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Normally, when I print a map, I can add comments at the top of the map before I print. It normally allows me to add as many lines as I need and then I usually select the text and type Ctrl B to make it bold. This field would then print above the map. Suddenly, last Friday it not only stopped allowing me to add multiple lines of text and then bold them, but even with only one line of text, when I press print, no comments show up. They just disappear. Anyone know what may have caused this change?
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Hi there,

Just to clarify, are you trying to print your Google Maps screen or a custom Google My Map?

If you're referring to Google Maps, then yes, it appears that comments that are entered in the "You can enter your notes here" text box are not shown when the print button is pressed:





I will try to escalate this to ask if this change is intentional.

Thank you.
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Hi! Thanks for you reply. I am trying to print the screen in regular Google Maps not in My Maps. It was working as I described in the op but suddenly and inexplicably stopped. If one right-clicks to print or keystrokes Ctrl-P to print, the print window has a field to add a comment. This field still appears but now it won’t print even just the one line it allows me to enter. 

I don’t know if this sudden change is on the Google side or a local network issue. I checked with my IT department but they do t have an answer for me yet.
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We are having the same issue here. I am told by my users that was working correctly on Friday 11/20/2020, but not exactly sure when it stopped working. We are using the regular Maps window, not My Maps, and doesn't seem to matter which browser, the notes just aren't on the printed map.
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As a result of the same issue I have had to use Bing Maps.
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I believe Google have made some changes (perhaps even inadvertently) . I've tried different computers with the same results so it's clearly not at our end.
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Same issue here, very annoyed as I make directions for my employees everyday remotely and the notes section is critical. Will look into a different map service, sure would love to hear from Google on this issue!!
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Same thing. Notes do not print. What has changed. Also Maps should print the address PLUS the city and zip and then have the capability to print all that info. AND why don't you have a BIG print ICON on the top of the page so we don't have to right click and waste time. EVERYONE prints the map. Add this ICON please. Lorraine Stevenski
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Same issue. Tried multiple machines, multiple users, multiple browsers... Moral of the story: can no longer print notes. Please notify us if/when this will resolved. Thanks!
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I use Google maps to see my home-bound patients and it is very important to print additional data / info with the directions. Hope this issue will be fixed fast
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I am also having this issue. I printed (and saved) a Map on Nov. 18th, 2020 and it shows the notes. There has been some sort of change at some point since then.
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Same issue here. This needs to be fixed!!!
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Same issue here... noticed it when I tried to hit return and nothing.  Then I thought I got around it by entering everything on 1 line, but then when I went to print, even that doesn't show up!  Google, please fix ASAP, we all print these things WITH NOTES, in our paperless world! And I second the PRINT button, make our lives easier, please! Thx!
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I have been having the same issue - notes no longer show up on the print preview screen nor do they show up when I print a direction sheet. It is very critical for me to have this feature so that I can provide additional notes for employees that are being sent out on jobs. I have since had to resort to using Mapquest. Google, please resolve this issue as soon as possible.
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Has there been a repair for this yet?? This is very inconvenient.
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Very inconvenient. I've tried everything I could think of in the settings and nothing is working at all. please fix! :(
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I just asked Google help center if they took it out completely or a possible workaround. Hopefully, they respond soon
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I've also been struggling with this. I print maps daily for our delivery drivers, and often paste blow-ups of important intersections or other pictures into the notes section. I would expect applications like this to become more intuitive rather than taking steps backwards in their usefulness.
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I am having the same issue. It started 7 days ago.
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I am having the same issue with this, I use google maps daily. I always use the notes section of the map it stopped working for me on 11/20/20. I tried using it on other computers and it is the same issue.
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Experiencing the same issue.
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Same issue. It's really causing a problem and I am having to use a different map service now, which is really inconvenient.
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Having the same issue. Can no longer print the 'notes' section when looking up directions. We use this for medical mileage verifications. This is an important feature that we need back.
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We are having the same exact problem. Clearly Google has no interest in resolving this issue.
Thanks for suggesting we use Bing maps, I think I will use Bing maps too from now on
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Same issue, very disappointed with Google that this hasn't gotten fixed. Another one off to using Bing Maps.
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Having the same issue, you can type in the note, but the note does not print.  You also used to be able to have more than one line in the notes field; however, it now limits you to the one line.
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SAME ISSUE! Very sad to have to quit using Google Maps was my favorite and only maps service. Moving over to Bing per your guys recommendation.
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I didn't even consider Bing maps. Thanks for the suggestion!
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I have also noticed now that when you are looking for an address and the road is the only thing that comes up it use to put a marker there marking the road, now it doesn't.
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HAS ANYONE GOTTEN AN UPDATE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON?
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I have the same issue with maps not printing out notes I've added to the printed map. Our company uses this feature daily and printed notes on Google Maps was very helpful. Please fix this issue.
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Any response from Google, yet?
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We're also looking for a solution to this issue. Does this feature work with Bing?
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I use this feature quite often and now that it no longer works properly, I screenshot the map with my notes in place, then paste it into the Paint app and print it from there.  The notes do show when you do it that way, although it adds a few extra steps.
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We are having the same problem here, is there any information on when/if this is going to be fixed?
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I must have the NOTES printed on the maps and am troubled this is no longer printing. My job depends on this inclusion!
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please fix this fiasco...  i can no longer use google maps for work if this is the new normal.  put the notes back!  :)
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Among others i have same failure, needs to be fixed!
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Same issue. I use the notes section for my delivery drivers to give them info on what products they are taking and to whom. Really need this feature back up and running.
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We have the same problem, and it is causing the same issues. The first time it wasn't caught till the driver was at the jobsite without a site contact to call for arrival instructions. We too will be looking at Bing Maps, or Mapquest in order to resolve.
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We are having the same issue. It would be nice to get that back.  It was a very helpful feature.
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Same issue.  Google please respond.
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