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MXDs don't open by double-clicking outside ArcMap, but do open from within ArcMap?

If I try to open any MXD by double-clicking it from Windows Explorer or ArcCatalog, ArcMap fails to open. I can see in Task Manager that ArcGISFileHandler.exe briefly runs, then closes, but ...
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What makes a MXD file size larger and how to decrease its size?

I know that MXD contains information about layers, symbology and configuration of default tools. I have a few that are exceeding 50 MB and are starting to take a while to load up. What are some of ...
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Where to find .mxd examples for ArcGIS 10

I'm beginner of ArcGIS . I'm trying to learn how to use ArcMap. I would like to find some example MXD files for ArcMap, but couldn't find anything googling. Does anyone have any idea where can i find ...
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How can I edit/create new Normal.mxt template in ArcGIS 10.1?

I used to work with .mxt templates often back in version 9 and 8 but things seems to have changed since then. I realized that my new documents are loading a style file I don't want to to be loaded ...
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How to keep track of changes (version control) to MXD files?

I am trying to use ArcMap for the first time, so please bear with me and don't down vote the question. My superior at the work place has asked me to do some research about the life cycle of an .mxd ...
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What is the difference between Geoprocessing Map object vs. MapDocument object in Python

I have the following code: mxd["C1"] = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename)) mxd["C2"] = [arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename))] C1 creates a geoprocessing Map ...
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1answer
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How can I use Python to save several MXDs within the same script?

I have a program (720 lines of code) that runs multiple tasks on Arcmap .mxd files. Such as update layers, update text, add layers, etc. Within my program I have multiple "mxd.save()" instances. All ...
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Why are updates made in MXD by my tool not visible on some machines?

I've developed a tool that makes updates in many mxd files. When it runs in my machine, everything works fine, and I can open the mxd and see the updates made by the tool. When the tool runs in any ...
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1answer
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Why do I lose my printer settings when saving a copy of mxd from ArcPy?

Judging from the answer to this question, one cannot change the page size etc from ArcPy, so I set up my "template" mxds so my script can save a new copy of it, change data sources etc. This methods ...
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Locked/Uneditable Map Document

I am wondering if its possible to create a locked map document? I have a document that multiple users will be accessing and as a way of preventing them from making any accidental errors, am wondering ...
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How can I speed up slow-loading, template-generated MXDs?

I have an ArcMap template (.mxt) file which causes .mxd documents created with it to take 5-10 minutes to load (if it ever loads). Even after stripping out all the data sources and tables, the issue ...
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How can I print a bunch of Arcmap mxd's all at once?

I have a folder with a dozen Arcmap compositions (.mxd files) I need to print. They're all ready to go, I don't need to do any editing. Do I really have to open up each one, wait to refresh, and press ...