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Layout refers to the appearance of a map as it is published, including not only the map view itself but any north arrows, legends, scale bars, map titles, neatlines, and so on. Questions should relate specifically to the laying out and formatting of these various map elements on the page, rather ...

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Data frames not showing up in Extent Indicator Property Box

I have a data frame showing an overview of a city. I also have multiple data frames showing zoomed in areas. I want to show the extent indicators for my zoomed in areas on my overview data frame. ...
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Unable to edit legend in ArcGIS layout view

Somehow I can’t open the legend properties after converting it to graphic in layout view – from what I’ve read in the ArcGIS guide and online, I should be able to edit everything on the legend through ...
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Switch callout text boxes on and off?

In my ArcMap project I’ve added text to the map in callout boxes to identify certain districts. Is it possible switch these on and off like the data layers? I don't want them to show in everything I ...
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Using dynamic text elements from ArcMap in conjunction with text elements derived from Python

I have a script that cycles through features based on attributes and makes a PDF centered around each feature. I would like to be able to include both a dynamic text element for the date as well as a ...
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Data View works but Layout View doesn't work

I created this map on arcGIS 10.2 and was going to finish it in layout view. The first click on layout toggle gave me a little colored square, second time gave a very tiny square, then nothing. i ...
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Exporting layout elements and constants to Python script?

Is it possible to export the elements and constants used in a layout to a Python script? Something similar to creating a model and exporting it to Python but instead of being a model, it's a layout? ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.2.2 . The default in legend properties-Layout is left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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Making multiple legend boxes all same size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I make all the rectangle or (legend box) all the same ? Look at the circles I marked in the pictures. It should be very simple thing to do. Anyone out there have a good workaround ?
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How do I check what type of mapsurround is on the map?

I want to have the program add a scalebar to the map, but only if there isn't one already on the map. The code below works for legends, but when I try to replace ILegend with IScalebar it doesn't ...
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QGIS 2.4 Layout View pdf/raster file export moves points

I created a map, using a google basemap (openlayer plugin) and imported a table as a csv file (containing a name of a city, latitude, longitude for wgs84 and a row named "amount"). It displays ...
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Inserting new Text Element into MXD using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I'm using Desktop 10.2 and I tried with this script to add new text element "road 90" to a lot of mxd's, but Something wrong with the code: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = ...
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Making a map that can be easily resized or scaled

I've recently been dealing with a map requestor who wants maps resized at the very last minute -- from 8.5x11 to 22x34, or from large poster-sized to "something that can fit in a report" (those vague ...
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In ArcMap, [how] can you set a layout element's “name” property?

Map Layout elements appear to have a "name" property that can be used to identify them. In ArcMap is it possible to set this property (interactively), and if so how is this done? I'm using ArcGIS ...
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Replacing text string on layout text element by reading lookup value from table via SearchCursor?

I'm not sure what the best way is to go about this, but here's my situation: In short, I exported a domain to a table (and I exported the table as a CSV, too, just in case it might be easier to work ...
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procedurally alter dimensions of embedded Picture_Element

Theoretically, should it be possible using arcpy to alter Picture Element dimensions whose images are embedded? My attempts haven't worked. I thought to clone these as a possible workaround but those ...
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Is automatic text wrapping in an ArcMap layout text element possible?

How can I word-wrap a text element on an ArcMap layout, when it contains a lot of text? go into Layout mode choose > Insert > Text paste in a long text block eg lorem ipsum The text block now ...
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Is there a way to define the relative position of items in print composer?

Is there any chance to make the items in print composer relative to the margins. Let's say for example the legend. I normally align it to the corner on the right bottom where the legend is 10 px away ...
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Can I automate using different reference grids in a data driven map [closed]

I am trying to create a data driven layout that includes an overview map, at 1:15000, and a number of inset maps, at 1:4000. I need to have two reference grids for the layout since the map scales are ...
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Rotating Chart symbols with ArcMap dataframe?

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and want to represent a layer in a rotated dataframe with chart (graph) symbology. The problem is that the charts do not rotate with the dataframe: I thought I could convert ...
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Moving data frame to particular X.Y location using real world coordinates?

My mxd file has multiple dataframes. How do I move a given dataframe to a particular location within the main dataframe in the layout view to a particular x,y location given by user. The location x,y ...
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Creating map booklets or flyers (not mapbooks)

I'm wondering if there is existing extensions or add-ons for ArcGIS 10.1 where I can create more sophisticated printable maps. I'm aware of datadriven pages and mapbooks, but I'm looking for something ...
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Showing attributes of multiple parcels on one layout using DDP with dynamic text?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for making maps showing the distribution of parcels and their attributes in a given area. I am working with anywhere from 20 to 50 parcels in a set, sometimes more. I often use ...
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How to get a map surround as an IElement in ArcObjects?

In an MXD file, I have a page layout and a map with a north arrow, and I need to move it in the page layout programmatically using ArcObjects Java SDK. I managed to get the north arrow map surround ...
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How to identify a selected graphic element(s) in python

I have a situation where I am inserting items from Excel into maps a lot. When I insert the items it always makes them a fixed width and then adjusts height to maintain aspect ratio. What I would ...
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How to add an independent panel in the ArcMap layout view?

In ArcMap 9.3, I want to make a map in which I start from a wider location (for example, a country) and then, I give some zooms until one specific area. I have all the data I need: country ...
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how to solve UnicodeDecodeError in arcpy?

I need to update datasource of Picture element of laout element of a mapdocument. but it is showing Unicode decode error. mxd= arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") for elm in ...
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How to prepare automatic text labelling for legend using arcmap?

I need to label for text with legend without ungrouping layers. I have attached an example image to show the expected output model I am looking for your guidance. Thanks in advance.
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How to add Table to Layout View using ArcPy?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have a non-spatial table and some layers in a Data Frame. When I switch to Layout View I want to be able to show the map in a data frame element and the table in another ...
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In ARCGIS 10.2 can I create a 2 page map document that prints an image on the back side of the page?

From arcgis 10.2 I need to create a pdf file that will print a map on the front side of a page and an image on a back side of the page. How would I do this?
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Problem while inserting an object into ArcMap

I get this error, when I try to insert a pdf file into ArcMap Layout view. I have clicked on Insert - Object - create from file, browsed the geo pdf and pressed ok. I get this error: Failed to ...
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Map Layout Elements In New Layer Automated Using Python

I was wondering if there was a way to put a title and integer data from an attribute table in a new layer created in Python. I was able to create a new layer using copy features, zoom to the selected ...
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Is there a way to associate a scale bar with a new, different data frame than the one used to create it?

If I remember correctly, in ArcView 3, after a scale bar had been created, you could change its properties so that it would show the scale for a different data frame than the one that was used to ...
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How do I keep my callout boxes from looking wrong when the data frame is rotated?

I sometimes like to rotate a data frame in a layout, for example to fit more on the page if my area of interest is rectangular and runs from, say, northeast to southwest. But when I do, something ...
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How can I add an arrow to a line?

I want to have arrow heads at the end of a number of lines. I add these through Line properties --> Line decorations. It looks nice and all when displayed in the legend: But in my map, due to ...
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Creating Layouts for selected windows in MapInfo

This is probably a very basic question, so I apologise in advance. I have a workspace from which I need to create a lot of different layouts, which need to be kept. Each time I create a layout which ...
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How to create a text box with inverted rounded corners

I just saw this post on the tex SE site and wondered how I would do the same in ArcGIS. I created a text box in a layout and drilled down in all of the dialog boxes but couldn't see anything similar. ...
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Circular insets in ArcGIS

Looking for a way to add an AutoCad-type circular inset in ArcGIS 10.1. Have tried many different methods but the best we have been able to do is shown here using "insert picture" after various ...
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Auto resize map to 100% after content pane is removed in ArcGIS JSAPI

Been at this for hours and I can't seem to figure it out. I'm using AG-JSAPI 3.6 I have a map layout with a bordercontainer and two contentpanes, One is the map div and the other is the left div ...
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Why does ArcGIS for Desktop legend not always show symbol as desired?

I have a problem with the legends in the ArcMap because the patch does not show the marker symbol inside it well. Whenever, I move the legend it changes but never to what I want for every patch. I ...
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Is it possible to rotate the entire layout view, not just the data frame?

I have a project that requires the use of a CAD-like map template that is Landscape orientation, but with the title block along the right edge, with all the text in it rotated 90 degrees. Something ...
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Is Lock Graphics functionality from ArcGIS 9 ArcScript available for ArcGIS 10.1?

I have created grids and have some layout graphics and I dont want to accidentally move these elements. I found a old script here which does what I want, and I understand that the Production Mapping ...
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How to create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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Help with formatting ArcGIS text elements with Python

I'm struggling with a formatting issue that comes from inserting text into a Text Element object in ArcGIS using Python. I want to print a table of values of which all but the last column are numbers. ...
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ArcMap layout graphics

When I try to copy graphics and text between .mxd documents, size of the elements (width, height, font size) change randomly. Anyone know how to transfer LayoutElements between .mxd without any ...
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ArcGIS 10 - Text background not showing up when exporting

I have highways labeled with the standard shield and route number on it. For my main data frame the labels come up correctly. I also have 4 inset maps where only the number will show up, not the ...
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Hiding Map Elements Outside of Neatline in ArcMap

I have a map layout in ArcMap 10.1 that incorporates a neatline that is offset from the edges of the layout by about an inch on the inside. Certain elements of my map extend beyond the neatline and ...
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Create dynamic table in layout view (Arcmap) [duplicate]

I want to add an attribute table to my layout view in Arcmap 10.1. I only want some columns and I have made a few other customizations. However, some attributes might change along the way and I don't ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Layout toolbar disabled/greyed out

For some reason, when I removed and replaced toolbars in an .mxd document the Layout toolbar is greyed out. I've tried opening/closing the document and ArcMap, in addition to readding the toolbar ...
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Rounded Grid - Is it possible?

I was wondering if it's possible to make a layout, with rounded measured grids, in zoom maps. I'm using ArcMap and rounding the corners of data frame on layout mode to give a magnifying glass effect ...
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Filled Polygons on the Edge of a Map - ArcMap 10.1

Today while making a map I encountered a problem with the fill from one of the displayed polygons flooding the whole map: Notice the upper right corner where the polygon appears hollow, it should ...