I'm using ArcMap10.6 to make a tile package. I've filled out the description and map title in the map document properties but I get the this error:

ERROR 001117: Map description property must be set Failed to execute

Which says the description in the map document properties must be populated:

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Any clue why this would be happening?

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    Type something in summary box, e.g. initials. – FelixIP Oct 26 '18 at 1:09
  • @FelexP I did and it worked, but only after closing ArcMap and restarting it. I tried it again with just the description and title in another mxd, and again I got the error. I closed and reopened the mxd and then it worked. I think once you populate the map doc properties the application just needs to refresh with those properties already in place. A bug...Thanks for your suggestion! – geoJshaun Oct 31 '18 at 15:32

Type in a description as above and simply save the .mxd again then re-run tool. It will work even if you have left the tool open and all the parameters filled in.

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