I want to use the bookmarks in ArcMap 10.2.2 and 10.3 MXDs to loop through the bookmarks, zoom to the extent of said bookmark and then export a PDF by renaming the PDF with the name of the bookmark. It seems like a simple task especially when Esri offers a greate example for this (from http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00s300000060000000)
import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\Users\Kim\Documents\Work_related\NursingSchool\P20_OnlineWellStudy\PBH_interpolationSurfaces.mxd") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "Dataframe") for bkmk in arcpy.mapping.ListBookmarks(mxd, data_frame=df): print bkmk df.extent = bkmk.extent outFile = r"C:\Users\Kim\Documents\Work_related\NursingSchool\P20_OnlineWellStudy\PBH_interpolationSurfaces\\" + bkmk.name + ".pdf" arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(mxd, outFile, df) del mxd
BUT, I've run this code and variances of it, with the same error:
Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 8, in <module> File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\utils.py", line 181, in fn_ return fn(*args, **kw) File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\mapping.py", line 1139, in ExportToPDF layout.exportToPDF(*args) AttributeError: Invalid destination path
What does this error mean? I don't know what I need to change in the parsing error for the ExportToJPEC. I've changed this to ExportToPDF and get the same error. I thought it might be triggered from the bookmark "printBookmark" being inaccessible, but I can access that by simple using a print statement:
Bookmark(name=u'printBookmark', extent=<Extent object at 0x23227670[0x22c36ad0]>).
Is this related to the difference between ArcGIS versions (10.1. vs. 10.2.2?)