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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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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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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How to convert Layout View to DXF or DWG?

How can I convert Layout View to a DXF or DWG format? I have tried the PDF way i.e. Export to PDF Convert from PDF to DWG using PDF2cad It was not a great experience because the DWG does not ...
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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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Using ArcPy to Switch Layout Templates?

Using ArcMap 10.1, since there is not a way to control portrait or landscape of the layout view through python, is there a way to switch layout templates without opening a new mxd through python? ...
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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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Transforming layout page units to map units using ArcObjects?

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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Obtaining envelope of data frame in Layout using ArcObjects?

This is to expand on How can I transform layout page units to map units? How can i programatically obtain the corner coordinates (in page units) or the envelope of the data frame in layout view? I ...
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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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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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Does ArcMap/ArcPy support creation of textElements using Python?

From what I can tell python at ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 cannot create new textElements nor GraphicElements. Yet, 10.1 seems to support the ability to at least create a clone, of a existing GraphicElements, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Preventing ArcMap layout view re-drawing every time label moved etc?

In the Layout View whenever I move graphics, or labels within it, ArcMap 10.1 redraws it. How do I turn that off to prevent it from re-drawing repeatedly?
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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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Adding 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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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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Entering multiple image on single page using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have 10 dynamic images. I want to print these images (10) on a single layout page. How to do this using ArcGIS 9.2?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing page layout from portrait to landscape using ArcPy?

I need my script to access the Page Orientation property of the current MXD, and switch it from portrait to landscape (or back). I've looked through the ArcGIS 10 arcpy and arcpy.mapping ...
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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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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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Dynamic scale bar, coordinates and grid for map frame in Mapinfo map layout

I am looking for a dynamic scale bar and coordinates (grid) for map frame in the map layout of Mapinfo. To make it clear I am talking about separate scale bar in layout which is not part of map ...
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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 ...
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Clip layout view to output graphics extent using python

I need to implement, within this very simple piece of code, the option that replicate the "Clip to output graphics extent" available from the ArcGIS 10.0 Export Map UI standard command. Is it ...
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Automatic Layout

I have a number of maps to generate. Only one shapefile is used where the Z-value is only the variable in differing maps. Is it possible to auto-generate maps using ArcGIS 10.0?
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How to dynamically change images in map reports?

I need to make a report about several cadastral parcels which data are contained inside three different tables of a database. Report must contain: Cadastral data taken from the three tables A ...