Questions tagged [pdf]

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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ArcGIS (10.3) - Export to PDF text fonts unreadable

ArcGIS (10.3) Export to PDF fails (text fonts show up as cryptic symbols - unreadable). When exporting to JPEG, TIFF or PNG, the fonts show up correctly. This is after ArcGIS new installation, it ...
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Using Access Hyperlink Field Type in ArcGIS

I've been searching for an answer to my particular issue, but haven't turned up any answers after a couple days of searching. I am using Access 2013 and ArcInfo 10.X My issue is: I have an Access ...
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QGIS export composer as pdf in python

I have a QGIS project which contains a composer. Of course if I go into the GUI I can export it as a pdf etc. For my make script though I want to have this done via a python script. From reading ...
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Debugging unexpected characters placed by ArcPy Python script tool in text element of ArcGIS Pro layout?

I am seeing something very unexpected from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 when exporting what should be the same PDF from the same ArcPy script and same data using two methods. When I run the script from IDLE the ...
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Is PDF version exported from ArcGIS Pro different to PDF from ArcMap?

Is there a difference between the PDF version exported from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 layouts and that produced by ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1? I ask because I am seeing PDFs exported from ArcGIS Pro (600dpi) that ...
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Rotate pdf/raster - QGIS 2.14.0-Essen

I inserted a pdf (image) in my work. But the pdf is rotated 180 degrees... My objective is to georeferencing it. How can I rotate it prior to georeferencing it?
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QGIS export vector PDF/SVG and import to Scribus: suspect map frame size

I would like to prepress my maps in Scribus (I need to convert them in to CMYK-Colorspace for my printing agency). So I need to export my maps as vector file from QGIS and import it into Scribus. So ...
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QGIS exported PDF not the same as Print Composer [duplicate]

Trying to export a finished map to .pdf - view is correct in Print Composer and in program window but when I open the exported .pdf the view is not correct. Shapes and boundary lines are shifted from ...
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Python script exports only first page of composer template

In a python Qgis plugin, with this code i create a pdf file, exported from a template generated with "print composer" tool: myMapRenderer = self.iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() # Load ...
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Export to PDF or SVG in QGIS

How do I export to PDF or SVG file? I tried SimpleSVG and it consistently gives me an error message. Then I tried to print to PDF, but it comes up blank and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. ...
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ArcMap symbols exported to PDF don't draw when viewed on another computer

I have maps of highway data. They include highway shields to identify highways. When I export them to PDF they look fine on my computer, but when viewed on computers outside of work, the highway ...
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Changing text of ArcGIS Pro text element between repeated exportToPDF of layout?

I am using ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1 and it seems like ArcPy is not always respecting the current setting of the text property for a text element when I export its layout to PDF. To reproduce this I have ...
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Make document path a hyperlink in PDF

We put the location of the MXD at the bottom of every map so people can find it when looking at the final exported map (PDF). Is there any way to make this a hyperlink so people can click on the link ...
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ArcGIS Data Driven Pages Creates PDF in Random Order

I am using ArcGIS 10.4 and Data Driven Pages to create a 130 page atlas. The export to PDF works (exported to a single PDF), but the order of the PDFs seems to be random. There is an ESRI shapefile ...
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Printing to Scale only works for PDF format

I often need to print out 1:1000 scale drawings to use as a basemap for landscape surveying in the field. We draw directly on to the map so it has to be perfect. I've found that when I export to pdf ...
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Extra space in labels on some pages of a map book resulting in invalid searches

I have exported a map book (Arcmap 10.1). All the labels appear fine but on a particular page - if I search for label for a particular layer - I don't receive any result. I copy and pasted this label ...
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QGIS Simple fill symbology for vector layer not exporting to pdf

I'm trying to use simple fill i.e. Diagonal X, on vector layers, the layers look fine on the composer when zoomed out (for example to a scale of 1:6,000) however when I export to pdf the distance ...
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Creating bookmarked PDF from Mapbook (Python) export script

I regularly use an export script to create multi-page PDFs from Data-Driven-Pages based Map-books. I am able to export and append each individual page to the PDF, and save the PDF in the single-page ...
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Geo-referencing large PDF files when DXF doesn't work

I've a 4567kb PDF which won't load even into the georeferencer (stops responding) but a 1538kb one from the same source with the same encoding will. Why? If I drag it it then it loads but won't let me ...
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Problem with printing detailed navigation chart from PDF to HP Z5400PS

We have been given a PDF of a navigation chart from the Norwegian Hydrographic Service to print on our HP Z5400 PS wide format printer. All is well with the printed chart except that the symbol for a ...
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Print Composer pdf export: map as raster, just text as vector

Is it possible, to export a print composer map as PDF with all shapes as raster and just the text (embedded) as vector? My maps use transparency and blending, so I'm forced to export them as raster. ...
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Exporting report to PDF using ArcPy?

My script works fine, but I am not able to export .pdf file from a report generated. This is my code: import arcpy inputFC = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) outputFC = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) ...
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ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.19 - export map to PDF layers and attributes

Is it possible in an ArcGIS for JavaScript app, to export a map to PDF with layers and attributes, just like in ArcMap? In the printtemplates export format in only see pdf | png32 | png8 | jpg | gif ...
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Renaming non-GIS files through QGIS?

I have thousands of pdf's that have meaningless names, and are scattered across several folders. I need to rename them, and fortunately most of them are referenced through links in spatial layers, ...
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ArcPy Data Driven Pages AttributeError: PageLayoutObject: Error in exporting pages

I am trying to create an atlas with embedded title page and extra reports pages. Seems that I need to use Python scripts for this. I am not programmer and never worked with python. I found necessary ...
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How can I code a 'zoom to layer' applied to a vector layer when I build a QGIS standalone Python application?

I am trying to code a standalone QGIS application that is able to print a composed map that zooms in the same layer every time I call it. The feature that have to be zoomed in change its location when ...
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Georeference a pdf without losing image quality

My recent project is to impelent a custom and georeferenced image to a leaflet map. I finisehd my custom map using inkscape now having a .svg and a .pdf vector data. As far as i know my next step ...
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GDAL compilation with PDF support [closed]

I am trying to compile GDAL with support to convert to PDF format. When I try gdalinfo --formats the option for PDF is not present. I am using 2.1.2. The command I am using to build GDAL is nmake /f ...
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Getting layered PDF output from QGIS Map Composer? [duplicate]

I need to create layered PDF output from QGIS Map Composer so that one can turn the layers in PDF on and off. And I have no clue how to do it. Is it possible at all and if so, how could I achieve it?...
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Is there a way to automate PDF reports in Grass GIS through the web?

I am an experienced programmer, but new to GIS. My question: I would like to automate the creation of PDF reports from a website, using Grass GIS. I've come across Web Processing Service (WPS) (http:...
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PDF looks different from print composer

When I create a map in print composer the map looks exactly how I want it, but when I save it as a PDF some of the sympbols have changed. Note the roads are still visible in the PDF but some have ...
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QGIS server crashes with GetPrint request

I'm running QGIS server on Ubuntu 14.04 and until now it worked without problems. Now I want to create print composer output, GetProjectSettings request shows composer template "plantilla". I ...
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Excel table losing color in over half of the highlighted cells when exported from ArcMap 10.4 to PDF

I'm trying to add a table to from Excel into layout view. Bringing it into Arcmap it holds the color in all the highlighted cells and looks perfect. There are about 85 highlighted boxes (out of 740) ...
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Add Hyperlink to PDF of map

I know there isn't a way to export a map from ArcMap to PDF and keep the hyperlinks, but is there a way to add hyperlinks to the map in Adobe Acrobat? I have a simple map of a few states and I am ...
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Saving Bing Aerial Images out using MapInfo Pro 16.0

I'm using MapInfo Pro v16.0 and I'm trying to extract the raster data out for later use. I've saved my final output already as PDF and JPEG but I'd like to know if there is a way in clipping out the ...
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Automate & set layers for PDF maps

For ArcMap 10.3x, is there is a Python or ArcPy code or model or toolbox that will allow me to choose the layers that I want to include in a map and export as PDF maps? i.e. let's say I want to make ...
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Avoid reshaped/jagged polygons when exporting from ArcMap to PDF

I realised that exporting a huge amount of building polygons (in my case 86,000 polygons) to a A2 PDF within ArcGIS 10.2.2 the polygons get unacceptably jagged or even reshaped. It gets a bit better ...
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How to export OpenStreetMap data from QGIS for printing

For my work I want to print a road map of Mallorca on A0 size. Therefore it is important that the base file is a vector file. After doing some research I found that I should be able to open ...
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Fill fields in PDF with python from final product of Model Builder [closed]

I am trying to fill a PDF file from a Excel file data produced by a Model Builder after GIS processing with ArcMap. I am using the Python language. I consider that using a PDF form is the most ...
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Getting lat/long points or coordinates from pdf file to store in database using QGIS?

I have some pdf maps that show airport noise contours. I need to get the area of noise from the map as a shape with coordinates that we can store in a database.(E.g., select 100 points on the noise ...
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Exporting Maps to PDFs from Multiple mxd's using arcpy

I am trying to export a pdf for each mxd in a folder. So far for code I have: import arcpy, os Workspace = r"FilePath" arcpy.env.workspace = Workspace arcpy.env.overwriteOutput=True for file in arcpy....
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QGIS 2.16 - trying to export PDF but minidump!

It just keeps minidumping. Working on a big project and it just keeps mini-dumping, have even added more RAM to the computer to try make it easier. So far today I've reinstalled 2.16 (64bit), deleted ...
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Inconsistent word wrapping in legend of ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I have been using word wrapping for my legends in ArcGIS 10.3. I have had some success with this, but am getting errors in the way the labels are displayed. Here is a pic of the settings: The ...
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MapInfo to layered pdf with linked layered legends

I am trying to make a layered pdf of Rock geochemistry thematic map from MapInfo of several different elements on same base so I can present a clean 1 page pdf map with the ability to view or unview ...
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Batch export from multiple QGS projects to image or PDF

I'm looking out for a way to batch export to PDF or image many composers spread in many QGS projects, the same way the plugin Map Printer does, but on a large number of projects at the same time. ...
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Setting an item position (variable) from LowerRight?

I'm writing a standalone app with PyQGIS to export a pdf representing a building site. I managed to write the whole code to do it, but when I'm building my pdf, I want to set the position of my ...
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Polygons from Adobe Acrobat PDF to Arc

I am tracing building plans in adobe acrobat. There may be a time in the future I will be asked to take the polygons and overlay them in a GIS for a borough-wide map. Are there any steps I can take ...
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QGIS problem exporting to both SVG and PDF

I'm having a problem when exporting to SVG and PDF from qGIS. When I open the SVG or PDF in Illustrator, the path of my map is severely cut off with lots of data missing (see below). When I open the ...
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Why are only some of my map lines exporting clearly?

I've got a sequence of large (E sheet) maps that are exported to PDF. The problem is that my roads layer (gray in the image below) is sometimes getting distorted on output -- but only in some places. ...
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Determining resolution of specific image in PDF document?

Can GDAL be used to determine the resolution of an image embedded inside a PDF? If not GDAL, is there another method? I'm using gdal_translate to convert TIF+TFW files into geospatial PDF. I know ...