For some reason, when I removed and replaced toolbars in an .mxd document the Layout toolbar is greyed out.

I've tried opening/closing the document and ArcMap, in addition to re-adding the toolbar several times, and also tried going into Data Frame Properties and ensured that automatic radio button was checked.

Any suggestions?

  • Make sure you refresh after changing to layout view if legend and other bars are still inactive. Apr 1, 2020 at 2:02

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Make sure you're using the Layout View.

Of the 3 little buttons under the map data window, the left is data (map) view, the middle is layout view - this is when the layout toolbar is active, the right is refresh.


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