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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Arcgis 10.2.2 Python Addin - Add Layer to Layout View?

I've developed a python addin toolbar that adds a desired layer file (chosen from a button nested in a menu in the toolbar) to the table of contents in a project. The functionality only works, ...
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Change Map Title Block Information through ArcPy

I am new to python, but I'm currently working on a script tool to loop through all MXDs within a folder and change their associated title block information(Map Title, Report Title, Date, Charge Code, ...
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Unique Layouts within Data Driven Pages (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am fairly new to working with data driven pages and have run into a problem that I can't solve on my own. I have a set of maps organized with data driven pages from a grid shapefile that I generated ...
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Removing credits from data view

I am exporting aerials with world files from data view. I have 21 aerials I exported and each one has the credits for the service layer. I know how to remove the credits in the layout view, but how ...
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Change Title Of Geoserver Legend Decoration

My colorramp legend's title gets set to be the layer's name. I'm wondering if I can override this and set the title explicitly. For example let's say I want to change the colorramp's title from ...
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Dot density placement masking error?

Arcmap is giving me an error when using the masking option for dot density. I turn on masking for the dots in the Obama data frame using the lakes layer. Then, when I click apply, all the dots are ...
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Center Text In Table Column

I'm building a static map, and want to center text in a table I've added to the layout. How can this be accomplished in ArcGIS Desktop?
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Add total to a table in layout?

How can I add a total (sum) at the bottom of this table? I would like to sum the vines and Acerage columns. Using Arcmap.
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Avoiding loss of text (labels, legend, title, page numbers) when exporting many Map Series pages from ArcGIS Pro?

This is the first page of an ArcGIS Pro layout, with Map Series enabled, that has been exported to PDF when choosing to do just pages 1-10: This is the first page of the same ArcGIS Pro layout, ...
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Rounding data frame causes export error?

I am making a cover page for an atlas and I have a data frame in it with the corners rounded. It looks fine on the screen, but when I export it there is a white square on each corner. Mysteriously, if ...
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Grid clipping issue in Layout

I'm having an issue making a figure for a poster with ArcMap. I'm trying to make a grid that follows the map boundary in a Lambert Conical projection, and it's not coming out right. The map boundary ...
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Using color matching on two geotiff rasters datasets and exporting geotiffs

I have one geotiff (tiff + tfw file) that serves as a basemap for a global zone. Then, I have several geotiffs, one for each zone of this big orthophotograph (50 zones in total). I would like to ...
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cannot open layout view when toggling from data view

Every time I open ArcMap and toggle from data view to layout view, I got that stuck and forcely closed. What should I do?
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Zoom to percent using arcpy [closed]

How can I zoom to 55% using arcpy in the layout view, instead of doing it manually with "Zoom to percent" button? I have 55 maps and I prefer doing it automatically with arcpy code.
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Zoom to the whole page using ArcPy

I work with several MXD files. When opening those MXD files, i want to see the whole layout view, as this button function: . Is there a way, using arcpy, zooming to the whole page in the layout view, ...
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Manipulating Text elements in ArcPy?

Continually to Change part of text element using ArcPy ,when i use this code in order to delete text element (the words "Land Use"): import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = ...
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Managing Leaders for Extent Indicators of Insets using ArcPy with Data Driven Pages?

I am working in data driven pages that need insets on some maps (not all). I found and have successfully managed to use this code below. However, I need to have leaders. Any ideas on how to manage ...
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Full extent for display and addition of a border

Despite using a personal template my layout view adds a white border around the output rather than using full extent. The only way I can find to correct this is to drag the border in. Any ...
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Off-setting a single character in a text box

I am attempting to offset an ESRI character (the bird in the image) to be bottom-alignment with Location X. Is there any type of formatting tag that might allow me to shift the character upward? I ...
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Layers disappear, ArcGIS layout mode

The top two layers in my table of contents are the most important. Streams and some point shapefiles. They overlay a raster. In layout mode I switched from portrait to landscape. Immediately the ...
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Creating a Map Outside of ArcGIS Environment in Python

How would you create a batch of maps in Python from shapefiles that the user specifies and implement features (preferably user specified) used in 'Layout' view in ArcGIS such as adding legends, ...
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Changing part of text element using ArcPy?

I work with multi MXD, and the title in all of them start with "The plan on the" and then i write the map's subject, for example: "The plan on the land use", etc. I need to change just the sentence ...
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How to create a two sided ticks labels grid in layout (ArcMap)?

I'm making a planing map. I want to add to the final layout a specific kind of grid: The grid needs to be with a 6 character label that is separated in to two labels. Each one of the labels needs to ...
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Writing value from attribute table to text element using ArcPy?

Is there a way, using ArcPy, to read a field from an attribute table and write the contents of that field into a text element? I have a point feature class with a field name called "Cities". I will ...
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ArcMap Partial Refresh not working when Layout Graphics exist?

I'm experiencing strange behaviour in ArcMap v10.3. Adding layout graphic elements to all 4 corners of our map will result in a full refresh every time a point feature is moved. Things that I've ...
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Creating legend in separate page using ArcMap?

Is it possible in ArcMap 10.2.2. to create a layout that shows the legend of the map on a separate page? A.k.a have two pages in layout view? So first page: full view of the map, second page: ...
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How to get a calculated sum as dynamic text in ArcMap 10.3 text element?

I am trying to get the sum of the length field from my attribute table into a dynamic text element for display purposes in layout view. I have put together a python script to get the sum of the field ...
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Selecting predefined ArcMap template using ArcPy? [duplicate]

i have managed to create script for search cursor which will replace the text element in one of the template from help provided from my previous question Replacing text.element from feature class ...
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Using ArcPy to insert Excel table into ArcMap Layout View? [duplicate]

I have been using python to batch automate maps and I have been using a manually drawn table on the layout view and have been using the ArcPy text elements to replace text with the values for each ...
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Bringing layout into another drawing using ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I set up a layout view (a titleblock) and would like to bring it into another mxd file. How do you do this? If you are familiar with Autocad this would be the equivalent ...
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How do I unpause dynamic items in ArcGIS Layout?

I have been using this software for years and have never had a layout do this before. I think I accidentally clicked something and now all my active layout items are greyed out as if I paused them, ...
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ArcMap layout view missing rulers and border

Sometimes, but not always, when I open an existing .mxd, the rulers and border (and shadow) are missing in layout view. All elements are there otherwise. When this happens, I am unable to export to ...
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Margins and adding data to layout in ArcGIS Pro?

Just starting out with Pro trying to put together a simple map. Is there a way to add printer margins in a layout? Also I'm confused on how to import my data into the layout itself. I have it in ...
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Replacing text.element from feature class value using ArcPy? [closed]

Sorry every one for my old confusing post which i have deleted. I have corrected by code from the help mentioned below about using search cursor as shown in the image.
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Referenced Templates in Layouts

I want to reference a template in my layout, similar to XREF in AutoCAD. I work on linear project mostly and have to create hundreds of maps. I try to use DDP whenever possible, however it doesn't ...
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Mapinfo 12.5 halo font in layout window

I wonder if it is possible to add halo font in layout window in Mapinfo 12.5. I was trying to do this but this option is disable. Is any way to do this in Mapinfo or how to do this?
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How to place two data driven pages on one map layout?

I need to place two data frames (DF) with different data driven pages (DDP) on one map layout. i have two different Strip Map Index Features (SMIF) for each data frame. When i turn next page in DDP ...
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Neatline disappears when resized [closed]

New-ish to GIS. Using Arc 10.3 and experiencing an annoying problem. When attempting to resize a neatline (in order to use it as a locator box on my inset reference map) the lines disappears when ...
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Data driven pages extent

I use data driven pages to produce several maps. In the end product, all maps should show point data on a Country of europe. So far the country is shifting around each time I change the data shown in ...
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Create Page Numbers from Bookmarks

I am trying to add dynamic text to my map layout that displays the current sheet number out of the total number of sheets (e.g. "Page 1 of 15"). I'd like to set it up so that the label changes when I ...
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Adding arrow to Layout View in map of ArcGIS for Desktop?

To say it right at the beginning: I don't mean the North Arrow ;-) In fact I have a map in the layout view which contains an orthophoto. On this orthophoto there is a little forest road and I want to ...
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I need to draw Rectangle with Simple Fill Symbol

I need to draw this rectangle on layoutview : I try this but it doesn't work. How can I draw this rectangle ? IPoint p1 = new PointClass(); p1.X = 9.9936; p1.Y = 5.8777; ...
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Draw Line in Layout View with ArcObjects

I'm trying to draw a line on layout view on ArcMap with C# and ArcObjects. I'm working on this sample. But I have some problems. 1.) This code for draw line on data view but I need to draw line on ...
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Pictures with no background or transparent in ArcGIS layout

I would like to add a .jpg, .png or .tiff with a no background. In other words, I want the logo to appear as it was created, without a border or background, to my Layout view. Also is it possible ...
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Zooming in to magnify Inset Map in Layout of ArcMap?

this is the inset map I created in my layout view, notice how it is magnified to the full extent that I want to represent in my map this is my map in its layout view with the inset map ...
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Programmatically change the template of the layout [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the layout with arcpy? Here are images of the steps I want to do programmatically. The file I want to choose already exists and I want to hardcode its path in the ...
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How to have a locator map display the study area or IOT with out you setting it yourself

I have included a locator map but i would like to make it dynamic in a way that when the user is mapping changes to a different area to map the locator map should change the location automatically.
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How to make a map layout in ArcMap 10.1 that has a dynamic scale bar

I am making a standard map layout using ArcMap 10.1. I would like my scale bar units to change from meters to kilometres and vice versa when the user zooms in or out of a specific area to map. How ...
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How to correctly play with page settings in layout view in ArcMap?

I need to print a map from ArcMap. I'm going to use a plotter and want to print it on a A0 format paper. But...the layout settings are totally driving me crazy! As you can see in the first picture ...
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How to add grid labels on the border of the data frame?

Licence: Advanced Version: ArcMap 10.1 I'm trying to place the labels of my measured grid at the border of my data frame. I've tried to edit the labels in the "Data Frame Properties -> Grids ...