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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to format the labels of a UTM Grid in a map Layout/Print Composer

I am doing a map in for a small area (1.5km by 1.5km on UTM zone 14N). I want to know if it is possible (and how to do it) to format the labels of a UTM grid. This is exactly what I want to show a) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ArcGIS 10 reports with map and data table

HI wonder if anyone knows how to automate a report showing parcel information along with an inset map on the same page. I have access to ArcGIS 10. thanks