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I want to print multiple images on a layout page with legends.

All images are the same size and same georeferencing.

How should I prepare it?

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Data Driven Pages:… – Mapperz Dec 17 '12 at 18:56
@Mapperz, I don't think DDP is the correct solution here. The question is about multiple images on a single page. – Fezter Dec 17 '12 at 23:09
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The secret is to create multiple data frames. The image below shows six data frames, each with the same base imagery though different layers above that. Try the following steps:

  1. Set the page layout at File -> Page and Print Setup...
  2. Click on the default data frame in the layout so that it turns light blue
  3. Adjust the size of the first data frame to your specifications. For more control, right click on the data frame -> Data Frame Properties -> Size and Position. Here you can set the exact height and width.
  4. Add your base layers to this dataframe and choose the appropriate zoom levels.
  5. Now you right click on the data frame and copy and paste a new data frame into the page layout.
  6. Arrange however many you would like on the page.
  7. To set the legend, select a data frame you would like to create a legend for and choose Insert -> Legend...
  8. Follow the legend wizard instructions
  9. If you want to duplicate the same legend, simply copy and paste like you did for the dataframes. Otherwise, if each dataframe has unique data, select each data frame and create a legend for each.

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