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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Creating a table of multiple rows and columns from attribute table

I am trying to create a street index a City. I have a table that has all the street names and their grid references. I am looking to create a street index using that. I think turning off the undesired ...
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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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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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Include gridlines with attribute table shown on a map layout?

I am including the related attribute table to the spatial data shown in a map; see attached image. I have the attribute table shown with the map in layout view, but I would like to include gridlines ...
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Rotating Layout View and Labels in ArcMap?

I have a question if you are able to, upon rotating the map, is there a way to do the same with the labels? If so, how? Also, besides using the "Rotate Data Frame" to rotate the Layout View, which ...
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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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ExportToPNG with definition query for unique values?

I have a MXD with a layer that has a field that has many values. I need to export multiple layouts to PNG, applying a definition query to show the unique values for that layer. i.e. Just show the ...
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Multiple dataframes causes ArcMap to stop working?

Is there a limit to the number of dataframes that can be used in ArcMap? There have been several instances in the past when working on a project that contains multiple dataframes (5+) and ArcMap has ...
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How to create a transparent box in the map layout?

Is there a way to create a transparent box in the ArcGIS layout view similar to the one in the screenshot? I have tried without success adding a transparent box by inserting a neatline, adding a new ...
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How to provide automatic overview map in ArcGIS Desktop?

This is a slightly badly phrased question I know, but I'm not really sure what to call this. My supervisor recently showed me a printed out map that he had produced with a high-resolution satellite ...
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Editing a Map in Layout View

I am supposed to print the area closest to the blue line in the centre of a map that looks like this: I am not interested in seeing the imagery that is far away from the blue line in the centre. ...
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Layout toolbar disabled/greyed out in ArcMap?

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 re-adding the toolbar ...
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Independently zoom data view without zooming layout view

This is probably a really noob question. How do I zoom in on the data view without it modifying my beautifully positioned layout view? I just want to be able to work with my data zoomed in, but ...
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Printer Settings Lost on New Computer (ArcMap 10.2.2, Windows 8)

I recently migrated to a new computer. I am running the same versions of ArcGIS (10.2.2) and Windows (8.1) as my last one. However, when I open an ISO A0-size map I made on the last computer it now ...
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Automated Shapefile/Feature Class source credit from metadata in ArcGIS layout

In ArcGIS (10.1), is there a way to automatically place the attribution (= source credits) of my data onto the map layout? The source credits are stored within the metadata (Item Description) and the ...
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Shifting Page Layout Elements Based on Width of Feature (ArcMap)

I have a situation where 3-4% of the time my DDP grids are not uniform. This occurs when the grid approach a change in the UTM zone. The normal size of my grids are 1 KM x 1 KM cells. I have a ...
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Map layout differences between Windows 7 Desktop and Windows Server 2008

I am noticing some map layout differences when viewing the same MXD on desktop Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Currently, a standard version of ArcMap 10.2.2 is installed on a desktop and a server ...
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Printing ArcMap layouts from ArcGIS Server Services (10.1+)

I've prepared a map with multiple data frames using ArcMap and setup my desired layout. I published the map onto the ArcGIS Server and setup a printing service which uses the custom layout of the ...
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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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ArcMap PDF export not correct size?

Can anyone lend a hand with what I'm doing wrong here? I'm trying to get a 92x92 (because it's the biggest I can seem to setup) PDF to come out of ArcMap 10.1. I'm in layout view, set 92x92 in the ...
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How to set layout element's “name” property in ArcMap?

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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how to show coordinate on the polygon

I try to set and go to search by help GIS but I am Not answer how to show coordinate on the polygon but I dont show it on dataframe
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How to refresh layout view Oleframe with embedded XLSX in 10.2.1 using C#

I have a 9.3.1 mxd with 3 embedded xlsx files in the layout that I programatically refresh using oleframe.open. In 10.2.1, programatically refreshing of the xlsx docs in the ole frames is failing. ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.3 . The default's legend properties is- Layout - 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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Is it possible to insert Excel table with filter in ArcMap layout view?

Please see the image (https://apps.health.ny.gov/statistics/environmental/public_health_tracking/tracker/mapaction.map?activeTool=showIndicator&indicator=asthma). There are "Map display" and ...
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Is it possible to toggle draft mode in ArcGIS with Python?

I'm curious if it is possible to toggle on and off 'draft mode' in layout view in ArcGIS using python scripting. Does anyone have any ideas? Python is preferred, but if there is another solution in a ...
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Inserting JPEG or similar into ArcGIS map?

I am trying to upload an image (jpeg or similar) into a map. It can be on the layout view or data view. I am using ArcMap 10.1.
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Trouble display Chart in PDF exported from ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and we have MS Office 2013. I am not sure if this has a lot to do with the MS Office 2013 that ArcGIS 10.1 doesn't read...So I am sharing this with you all... When I set it up ...
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ArcPy-generated string formats badly in map text element [duplicate]

I've got a script that's pulling a bunch of attributes and concatenating the information into a long string. text_description = "Address: {}\n\n".format(dictADDR[key]) text_description += "{} ...
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How can I transform layout page units to map units?

I am trying to build an add-in that will create a polygon from the current map extent. This is not a problem in Data View where I can easily get the envelope of an iMxDocument:iActiveView in data ...
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How to convert layout elements to graphics

I have many projects (mxd) and I´d like to convert ANY "live" elements like legends, scale bars, scale texts etc. into graphic automatically using arcpy. Is there a way? In questions and answers I ...
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Searching semantically for symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?

Sorry for the noob question, but is there any resource (on the web) where I could more or less search semantically for symbols to use in an ArcMap layout? Using the Symbol Selector, I have to scroll ...
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Can ArcMap factor in legends and data frames when placing labels?

Is there a way to factor data frames and the legend when having placing labels using the Maplex Label Engine? I am talking specifically about the labels for roads and contours. I really don't want to ...
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How to set the extent of a rotated data frame from a rotated rectangle using ArcObjects?

I use ArcObjects to produce a map document. I have a rotated rectangle that I want to be the exact extent of my data frame. So, I want to rotate the data frame with the same orientation than the ...
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Arcmap not changing to landscape view?

Arcmap refuses to change my layout view to landscape when I change the options in Page and Print setup. It keeps the exact same portrait box as before.
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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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Automation of object selection to be printed in data driven page?

Is it possible to have the central object of each DDP to be automatically selected in order to be visually enhanced? The part of segment being the main cartographic object within the page, should ...
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Zooming Layout Page went wanting to Zoom in Map?

Newbie here and this has been bothering me for a while. In the image below, I want to zoom in on the map element and large the area with the data. I seem to only be able to zoom in/out the entire ...
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Layout in ArcGIS

Is it possible to create a 2 sided layout in ARCGIS so I can print on one sheet of paper(front and back of an A4 or A3 paper)? I often find myself wanting to produce a number of different map outputs ...
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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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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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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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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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How to handle multiple map frames with different layers in one print layout?

Often I need two (or more) map frames in map layout to present different data next to each other. It is easy to make multiple map frames in QGIS Print Composer. BUT... It is in the nature of my work ...
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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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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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Exporting MXD layout view to GeoTIFF?

It my be old issue, but I can't find right solution. How to produce GeoTIFF from layout view not from data view? Any simple solution?
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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 ?