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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toggle Graphic Element inside ArcMap's Layout View using Arcpy

I am trying to toggle unwanted graphic elements inside of ArcMap's layout view before exporting them as a pdf. I have no problem reading the correct graphic element or relocating it to another ...
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Where are default layout templates stored for ArcGIS Pro?

Previously in ArcMap 10x you could save custom layout mxds to C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\MapTemplates or C:\...\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.3\ArcMap\Templates. However I cant seem to ...
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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 work....
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changing snap tolerance on layout view in arcmap as abatch in arcgis

I have many (60+) .mxd files and I want to change an option on all of them. The option is about setting the snap tolerance (Arcmap > Options > Snap Tolerance). See pic. These are all template mxd's ...
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Inserting accumulative attribute in dynamic text element based on Date field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've got a line feature class that contains Date field. I've made a layout view in order to display time animation of this feature class. I've managed to enable the time option in the layer and 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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GeoExt (ExtJs + OpenLayers): bug in IE9 when try to change map_panel from container A to container B

Techonology: GeoExt, which combines ExtJS with OpenLayers I am trying to dynamically change the app layout by changing a map_panel from container A to container B, and vice verse; basically, for each ...
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Source for ArcGIS Layout Templates?

I am running v10 of ArcGIS for Desktop. I am aware of the OTB templates provided with ArcGIS. - However, I would like to supplement these layouts with additional layouts. I am also aware of the Map ...
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Creating layout in Python for QGIS?

How can I create a layout and import it into .jpg or .png format? This code: from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * from qgis.core import * from qgis.gui import * # ...
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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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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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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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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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Set maximum dynamic legend size for map service app

I'm working on a print template for a map service we are developing. Users will be able to pick which layers they would like to show, and then automatically have that map applied to a pre-made layout. ...
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qgis python + layout/template + exporting in .png + filtering layers

Such a problem. I need to do a lot of pictures at different points from vector layer on each. And the picture (.jpg / .png) must be signed and so on - then the layout is best suited. Now I do a ...
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Table not appearing when using ExportToPDF in standalone arcpy script?

I am writing a script using arcpy.mapping that takes a template mxd and adds in data to generate a report. The template mxd contains a table on the layout which was added via the table options menu -> ...
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Is it possible to obtain the envelope of a Data Frame element in Layout view?

I'm wondering if there is a way to create an envelope in map units of the extent of the Data Frame element in Layout view. I've tried this approach: IMxDocument mxdoc = ArcMap.Application.Document as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...