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Portable Document Format (PDF), is a proprietary file format from Adobe that creates lightweight text-based, formatted files for distribution to a variety of operating systems.

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Exporting MXD file from ArcMap to PDF using ArcPy not retaining embedded Excel tables when converted to PDF

How can I alter my script so that the Excel tables embedded in my MXD are displayed when converting to PDF? import arcpy import os mxd_path = r"D:\CROQUIS_PYTHON\MXD" pdf_path = r"D:\...
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PDF output from QGIS with clickable layers AND a legend

I want to create a PDF with clickable (on/off) layers from a multilayered QGIS map - WITH - a legend and title. I can create a PDF with clickable layers which work from the map project window using ...
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QGIS Elevation Profile issues when exporting to PDF

I have recently started using the elevation profile tool on QGIS however once I have my cross-section and move on to exporting it to PDF, the result is just the top left-hand corner of the graph. I am ...
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Esri shapefile converter to PDF/picture format

is there any converter that can convert Esri shapefiles into PDF or some image format such as JPEG or PNG? My organization has dbf, prj, sbn, sbx, shp and shx files in database, and now I need to ...
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Table borders are not shown after Export Map to PDF

After I Insert Table to Layout and Export Map to PDF, the table border disappears, while after exporting to JPG I can see the table border. Why and what is the solution ? I am Using ArcMap 10.8.
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Export password protected PDF from QGIS

Is there a way to export a map as a PDF so that it is immediately read-only? Or generally protected? I want to do this in QGIS, so that I can directly export an PDF that is protected. I didn't find ...
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Export Layout to PDF file type - ArcGIS Pro exported file quality issues

I'm using the ArcGIS Pro Export Layout function and cannot seem to get a good quality image. I've tried combinations of many of the export options under PDF file type, but what it seems to boil down ...
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Converting PDF Map Coordinates to Projected Coordinate

I am trying to georeference a number of PDF documents automatically. I am able to extract the vector data from the PDF - the data is a series of lines representing cadastral boundaries. I can load ...
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PDF Export varies from display in layout view using QGIS

As in QGIS - Lines vary at a certain scale, the problem was solved in the map and layout view, but when I created a PDF, this happened: As you can see, the edges in the layout view are as sharp as ...
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Export WMS layer with all (even scale-dependent) features

I've got this problem: I have added a WMS layer to my QGIS map. The WMS layer contains scale-dependent features. Some features disappear as I zoom in, and some disappear as I zoom out. I'd like to ...
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QGIS PDF export with different colours

So im trying to export a large map (44"x60") and when i export to pdf, some of my vector colours get changed. Specifically, i have a few vector layers with polygons using "dense 5" ...
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Link a URL to a position in QField

I'm looking for a way to link a PDF file in my OneDrive to a position that comes from a KML file. I've already managed to do this on QGIS but once the project is transferred to QField it doesn't work. ...
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PDF plotting unit in inches despite layout properties being set to mm

Noticed this when importing the PDF plots into AutoCAD at scale factor 1. The PDF plotter in QGIS is plotting an A4 sheet at 8.2639 x 11.7011 units (inches), despite the layout being set to mm and 210 ...
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QGIS - Serious loss of resolution when georeferencing

I have a PDF which I want to georeference. I am using QGIS 3.28 and have gone to Layer > Georeferencer. However, when I load in the PDF that I want to georeference there is SIGNIFICANT resolution ...
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Overlaying PDF map onto satellite image using Google Maps

I have a PDF map of property limits (black lines on white background). I'd like to overlay it onto a satellite image (google maps is fine, but really any that is precise enough) to show errors in the ...
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ArcGIS Pro's export layout only displays PDFs with an orange/pink hue [closed]

ArcGIS Pro's export layout only displays PDFs with an orange/pink hue. I have reinstalled Pro and other PDF viewers already. All of my color management settings are set to RGB. I already know a couple ...
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No option to make GeoPDF from layout view in QGIS

I'm using QGIS 3.32.3-Lima with macOS Ventura 13.5, and trying to make a GeoPDF with print layout elements -- north arrow, scale bar, anything else you'd want. When exporting a PDF from the standard ...
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How to create a basemap by combining maps in PDF format

I have thousands of digital map files with 2500 scale and in pdf format. All of them have their sheet numbers. I have a (.shp) grid file for the alignment of these sheets. I aim to make a basemap by ...
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QGIS How to display PDF saved as BLOB

I have a file where locations have photos and PDF attachments stored as BLOBs. Using the HTML widget, I have gotten it to show the photos as per a previous answer on this forum. I'm not sure how to do ...
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QgsLayoutExporter gives "QPen::setWidthF: Setting a pen width that is out of range" error in PyQGIS

I have a PyQGIS app, that generates PDFs from an Atlas. If I generate the PDF directly from QGIS all PDFs generate correctly. But If I generate the PDF with my PyQGIS app, some PDFs don't generate ...
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Trouble with Transparency: QGIS Icon Background Not Printing as Fully Transparent in PDFs

I create maps that incorporate a square PNG image with a transparent background using QGIS 3.16.4-Hannover and export them as PDF files for printing. The icon's transparent background is maintained ...
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How to change the layout DPI for PDF export in QGIS

I am working with QGIS 3.28.4. I have set the export resolution to 300dpi in the layout properties but when I export the layout as a PDF it gets exported at 72dpi. If I export it as png it gets ...
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QGIS 3.32 / PyQGIS / Python - insert data-driven vector PDF as first page of each atlas feature

I have a complex atlas with irregular number of pages for each feature (from 2 to 30 pages). I need to display a complex vector in full page as first page of each feature, but QGIS composer can only ...
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perform zoom on NOT opened APRX

I was planning to write a script which would save a copy of aprx from the template and perform the zoom on all Layouts. Just to simplify things I will give an example of one Layout. On Layout called ...
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Vector layer does not export properly to PDF when "Inverted Polygons" option is selected

I have a vector layer of country borders: I can export it to PDF correctly (Project → Import/Export → Export Map to PDF). If I then select the "Inverted Polygons" option... ..I get this, ...
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High-quality PDF becomes pixelated when opened in QGIS

I am currently working with a high-quality PDF file that displays perfectly when viewed in Adobe. However, when I import this file into QGIS for georeferencing, the quality significantly degrades and ...
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Creating PDF with vector data in QGIS

I got my geospatial file ready with all information in vector data (except background PNGpng) in QGIS. Now I wish to save a PDF format for a second party. The vector lines are required to be visible ...
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Is QGIS Server's PDF output georeferenced?

QGIS Server supports the GetPrint WMS request and for it, the pdf output format: https://docs.qgis.org/3.28/en/docs/server_manual/services/wms.html#wms-getprint-format Is this a Geospatial PDF or a ...
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PDF Maps asking which program to use when opening

I save export out/ print to pdf maps that are later used online for viewing. The map should normally pop up after clicking from our website, but it asks for which program I would like to open. I want ...
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Can I plot the individual style symbols/lines from a single layer to a PDF, and have the PDF have those different styles as different layers

I am working with a single layer. I assign the different features different attributes. Then I use categorized styling according to those attributes. In the layer window, these are easy to toggle on ...
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QGIS Interactive PDF Map - Pop Up Images

I am a new user and still learning. I created a map that when the user selects specific points on it, a pop-up image displays. Is it possible to export this map as an interactive pdf and keep the pop-...
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Copying GIS info from one PDF to another

I can see if a PDF has GIS info attached to it by doing gdalinfo filename.pdf but is there a way to copy that info from one PDF to another PDF? With GeoTIFF's you can do this: listgeo -no_norm old.tif ...
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DXF/DWG not loading into ArcGIS Pro

So I was following the directions at https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/169914/17847 and extracted a DXF/DWG from a PDF. When I try to load the DXF/DWG into ArcGIS Pro. However, I do not see anything: I ...
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MapServer: Label outline in PDF print has dark thin line

I have a MapServer layer with a LABEL definition as follows: CLASS LABEL MAXSCALEDENOM 1001 MINSCALEDENOM 1 ALIGN center BUFFER 0 COLOR [color] OUTLINECOLOR ...
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Exporting Map Layout as PDF - weird distortions

When I save my map layout as a PDF there are at least two distortions that I notice. The external lat/lon ticks are missing One piece of (blue) text annotation is randomly much smaller. See ...
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Rogue layer printing to GeoPDF in QGIS [closed]

I have a plan, in QGIS version 3.22.16, with two layer groups and am using them to supply maps to two different pages in a layout file controlled by map themes. I am printing one page at a time by ...
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Setting relative path for PDF linking to shapefile in QGIS

I am trying to link a PDF for a shapefile, but I'm unable to set a relative path. How can I set a relative path in QGIS? I am only able to open the PDF in my PC, whereas when share this file to others,...
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PDF hyperlink has spaces, works in ArcGIS Pro but not on ArcGIS Online

I'm uploading a map from Pro to Online in which most popups have a URL link. All the links are external to our organization, but some of the PDFs have spaces in the URL (bad practice) so while the ...
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How to import PDF or SVG image?

I am using QGIS 3.28 and I am brand new to this! I am simply trying to create a template with our company logo. I have created the logo in CorelDraw and AI and saved as a PDF and a SVG. I just need ...
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AttributeError: module 'arcpy' has no attribute 'mapping'

I am trying to export a map to PDF and having some difficulty. Right now I am trying to use mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(petrol_address+"/tester.mxd") arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(mxd, ...
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Display PDF files on map using OpenLayers

I have a PDF file containing geographic images. I want to show it on the map but haven't found a solution yet. I tried this way: const imgExtent = [0, 0, 1024, 968]; const projection = new ol....
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Make vector tiles from this GeoPDF map

This has already been asked, sadly not a proper answer has been given. I come here with a specific request: make vector pbf tiles from this GeoPDF map Things I have tried: Drag and drop the PDF ...
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Create many PDFs from a Report with PyQGIS based on one coverage layer

I have a QGIS project and I want to run a Report with PyQGIS. The report is based on two vectors: One is "municipalities_filtred" and the other is the "sections_filtred". The join ...
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Export map to PDF with PyQGIS - no specific layout

I want to export a map to PDF with PyQGIS. I do not need to add a legend or any additional information; I just want to export the extent visible to a PDF. If I do this manually, I just go to Project --...
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QGIS - Export lossless PDF not available

I'm trying to save a PDF map using QGIS 3.16.9, but for some reason on one of my computer, the choice of the lossless export is not available. Even with a new QGIS project, this particular option is ...
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Different resolution between QGIS Print Composer and output

I have created a regular route map in QGIS and now I am trying to export it as a PDF using the following settings: Custom resolution: Scale: Size of the element: Export resolution: However, after ...
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Choosing projection system to use when georeferencing PDF maps

I need to georeference a PDF map and digitize the features on the map into a shapefile using WGS84. Is it best to georeference the PDF map and digitize the associated features in a local projection ...
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How to save a layout as PDF on QGIS without author's name

Is there a way we can save a layout as a PDF and keep it anonymous ? Here, when I check the document properties in Adobe Acrobat DC, I can see my full computer name with the QGIS version as well.
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Export map series to PDF, with page name, using ArcPy ArcGIS Pro 2.7.1

I would like to export multiple PDF files from a map series, with page name as a output file. I used this code: import arcpy, os, sys aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject("CURRENT") lyt = aprx....
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Reducing file size of QGIS PDF export? [closed]

I've created a layout printed to PDF (A4, 1:1000) which shows an area of OS mapping (vector data) and this prints to over 8MB - is there a way to reduce the output size of the pdf? I've tried removing ...
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