You already know that impact map help you visually align business goals with the features of a certain product or service. For a better visualization you can even print your impact map and present it to the interested parties. And that's where the export features comes in handy.
Exported PDFs are vector based which means they do not lose in quality when scaled. So you can print your maps on really large posters. Just take the PDF to a printing shop and choose the size you want.
But sometimes it happens, that there is no opportunity to print the map on A0/ A1, while A4 is too small. And here is a workaround that comes to the rescue.
Use Adobe Acrobat for printing (actually, others might work too, but we use Adobe internally). It allows you to break a large PDF into smaller pieces, print them one piece per sheet, and then put those pieces together.
When you open the Print menu click on Poster button. This mode splits the page into custom tiles. Here's what it looks like:
That way you can have a big readable map on multiple sheets that you can put together. This is the easiest and fastest way and we use it ourselves.
Try it, and let us know what you think 😉