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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ArcMap Layout Templates

I am designing a number of maps for a report and I was wondering is there a location where I can download different layout templates as the default ones in arcmap don't suit what I'm looking for?
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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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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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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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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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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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Platforms for repetitive automated mapping?

I could give a lot of examples, but imagine you have to do, for example, a study in 10 different locations and have to generate a lot of maps with the same layout, legend. Maps can contain vector ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to gradient buffer background layer?

I have a map that was created by a contractor working for my employer before I began. I am not sure what GIS software the map was created in but it has an effect I would like to be able to reproduce ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...