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Is it possible to apply transparency to graphic elements in an ArcMap layout? I'm specifically refering to a neatline -- a box containing my legend, source info, scale bar, etc.

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Sadly no, about the best you can do is to either create a feature class to hold "graphic" elements and apply transparency to this, or export your layout as Adobe Illustrator and apply transparencies there.

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