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Every time I start a new map and go into layout view it automatically generates a legend, scale bar, and north arrow. I can select the scale bar and north arrow and remove them, but for some reason I cannot select the legend. Normally I just get around it by sending it to the back and covering it up, but eventually it pokes out of the top when I have enough layers selected in the TOC. I've tried closing and re-opening the tools toolbar and editing toolbar to see if the select tool was just not functioning, but to no avail. Working in ArcMap 10.5.1.

Any suggestions?

  • Automatically generating a legend, scale bar, and north arrow is not a regular ArcMap behaviour. Are you using an extension/addin that does this? – PolyGeo Apr 12 at 20:44
  • This could be a map template doing the insertions, but that wouldn't prevent you from removing the legend. Have you tried erasing your normal.mxt on your C drive user profile? – danak Apr 25 at 21:35

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