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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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Converting point XY to page units XY using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy to export PDFs from my ArcGIS Server application. I want to move a TextElement in my layout view to the centroid of a selected feature. I can get the centroid of the feature, but that'...
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QGIS export to PDF layer is disappearing

I would like to reopen/look again at this question. I have a aerial raster file with a vector file over the top indicating specific points on the ground. I created my map, set the rotation to zero, ...
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QGIS 3.16 Could not create print device error (GEOPDF)

I'm having issues exporting a georeferenced map from QGIS using version 3.16.0-Hannover. I'm getting a "could not create print device" error (more information below). What I'm trying to do: ...
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Decreasing resolution when exporting PDF with plugin in QGIS

I make a QGIS plugin to export PDF. However, the size of PDF is large and it takes a long time to open the file. Therefore, I want to export PDF with a small resolution. How can I change the ...
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Iterating folder of shapefiles using ArcPy and exporting mxd to PDF

I'm new to Python and just created a hard coded script for the process I want, and it works. Right now it calls on the one of three shapefile I have in this map document. I want it to do the same ...
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Why is a 3D marker symbol blacked out in the legend when saved to a .pdf file?

I must have been needing coffee at the time I posted that, but I am using ArcMap 10.8.1 and I was referring to 10.6 for the earlier episode. Now, does anybody have any ideas for a solution?
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Blank spaces in large format plotter prints

I keep getting a blank swath when printing large format pdf files to my plotter. I am trying to plot a single page that is 42" (maximum width of roll for this plotter) by up to 120" in ...
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ArcPy Export to PDF not working

I have ArcMap 10.5 installed in my PC and I'm using ArcPy to updated different MXDs and then export PDF. This one is a very simple and plain script, but I can't figure out why it's not exporting the ...
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An interactive, animated deliverable (i.e. in PDF)? How? [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible to make something like this: http://tipstrategies.com/geography-of-jobs/ But in the form of a deliverable? Like a PDF? I'd like to make something similar that I could ...
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ArcGIS map export is exporting some features but not others

I feel this is pretty simple but I haven't had much success searching for an answer and I'm also running out of time so I'm resorting to asking here. I am trying to export a map with the exact same ...
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Portion of PDF missing in QGIS Export to PDF

I'm trying to produce a custom sized PDF (841 x 3567mm). The preview in QGIS composer looks fine but when the Export to PDF is completed I'm missing the bottom portion of the PDF image. The ...
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Importing points within a series of non-geolocated pdf maps and Excel data

I have a series of maps that have been drawn on by hand (points and areas) that have been given to me as PDFs, along with a series of interview PDFs explaining what those points and areas are (there ...
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How to include a hyperlink in a PDF (when creating a PDF) in FME

I'd like to create a PDF file with FME, and within this PDF file (which will be used on the computer) I want to create a hyperlink which people can click and that will send them to a website. So my ...
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Could not create print device error when exporting georeferenced PDF QGIS 3.16.5

I am having an issue exporting a georeferenced PDF using QGIS version 3.16.5. So far the google search to fix the problem has not been successful. Using on Windows 10 64 bit. I have a limited ...
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How to ensure transparent background when exporting a map from ArcGIS Pro to PDF?

Is there a way to export a PDF from ArcGIS Pro 2.7.2 to PDF, ensuring there truly is no background? When I export from ArcGIS Pro to PDF, even when I specify that the map frame be transparent and the ...
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AttributeError from PDF Export from ArcMap Bookmark Loop

import arcpy, os, datetime folderPath = r"C:\path" dateTimeStamp = time.strftime('%Y%m%d') basename = "Flows" mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\path\file.mxd") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(...
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Wrong scale on printed PDF on Mapfish print

I have a problem with printing layers on concrete scale. For example, I send request as below: { "layout":"A4 portrait", "outputFormat":"pdf", "...
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OpenLayers: exporting vector map to PDF

Our application uses OpenLayers+PostGIS to visualize and process millions of spatial data files (GeoJSON). We have a requirement to be able to export the processed final data as PDF/GeoPDF Vector maps....
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Digitizing and converting PDF to shapefile using QGIS

Is there a way to convert the pdf to shapefile in QGIS? I have plenty of PDF files (I think they are exported from AutoCAD) and I need to georeference them and convert them to shapefile. It would be ...
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Issues with exporting GeoPDF's in QGIS

I'm having issues exporting a georeferenced map from QGIS using version 3.10.4-A coruna. I've tried different (newer) versions of QGIS and also different computers and get the same error. Hoping some ...
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QGIS transparency layer export to pdf not working

I have in a drawing polygon layer with a degree of transparency setting. However, after exporting to PDF a layer is not transparent anymore. Where is the problem? I use QGIS 3.16.
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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 ...
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Problems with import of QGIS generated PDF or SVG files in Adobe Illustrator

I have some issue with importing PDF or SVG files generated in QGIS 3.16 Hannover (with the option to export everything as vectors, no compression, no optimization for smaller file size, incl. all ...
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Using two map frames on one layout in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy

I want to create a map series that exports two different sheets on one page. For example Page 1 would have sheet 1 & 2 and Page 2 would have sheet 3 & 4. I used to do this with python in ...
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Display PDF stored as BLOB using QGIS HTML Widget

This question answers how to display an image stored as a BLOB using the QGIS HTML Widget using this code: <script>document.write(expression.evaluate(" '<img src=' || '\"data:image/...
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QGIS' 3.x - Atlas feature not printing second pdf page

So, I have created a layout managed by Atlas; every layout has 2 A4 pages, one with the atlas view and another with a table based on visible objects. It works perfect when printing to paper (duplex), ...
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Some rasters appear only white/black in PDF exported from QGIS and viewed in CorelDraw X7

I'm having a recurring problem with exporting raster imagery in QGIS's print composer for use in CorelDraw X7 (for map styling). The problem has persisted for some time, through many releases of QGIS ...
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Using field attribute in file name of PDF export of Data Driven Pages

I have made a script that iterates through a set of Data Driven Pages. Right now I have it that just the ID number of the data driven page is used in the file name to distinguish between each export. ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?

In ArcMap, when you export data to PDF it preserves the layering within the PDF so that you can turn on/off individual map layers (within the PDF itself). When I export from QGIS to PDF, I don't ...
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PDF Export in ArcGIS Pro producing corrupt file?

When exporting an ArcGIS Pro layout containing PNG images (e.g. Logo, Photo or Chart), I cannot open the generated PDF file. Export works fine without the image. It does also not work when using a ...
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Line thicknesses for PDF have no difference in ArcMap

I have a map with several layers with different thickness. When I export into PDF there is no difference in thickness. Practically lines 0.25mm and 0.5mm are exported all as 0.5mm. When I export this ...
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Exported PDF from ArcMap pixelated [duplicate]

I am currently creating two similar maps with the same basic layers, including same basemap. I am exporting the mxd as a pdf with the exact same parameters, yet one comes out pixelated, and one is ...
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Transparency for PDFs in Arc

Trying to generate a vector-based PDF map, which includes transparencies, for quality purposes. However, I'm finding that transparencies get rasterized instead and is lower quality. Is there any ...
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Open specific page of a PDF using QGIS actions

Can anyone help me with the syntax to open a .pdf-file at a specific page using a QGIS action? For example, a 50 page pdf has the information of use at page 8, so invoking the action in the QGIS Map ...
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Creating relative hyperlinks in QGIS PDF output

I am attempting to add text labels in the composer that will result in clickable relative hyperlinks in the PDF output. Adding a text label, ticking "Render as HTML" and adding www.google....
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Exporting webmap into PDF without layout using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro

I try to export a webmap in using arcpy into a pdf. This works fine, if there is a Layout available using: aprx = arcpy.mp.ConvertWebMapToArcGISProject(webmap, None, None, notes_gdb) aprx....
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Export to PDF and Print to PDF not working 10.4.1

Has anyone had issues with shapes not appearing when exported to PDF or Print to PDF? This has been happening a lot lately and I don't understand what the issues is.
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ArcMap is exporting to extremely large pdf files

My organization has one user who recently has noticed very large pdf files being exported from her mxds. When I recreate and do the export, I am getting a 4mb file (normal). When she exports the file ...
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Using ArcReader for printing to PDF?

At my job, most people have ArcReader and the 2 GIS staff will create PMF for people so they can use them for projects and reporting. Lately we've been having an issue where the ESRI basemaps will ...
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arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF causing symbols to separate from outlines?

I have a python script that runs through various data layers and then exports a final map to a PDF stored locally. In each map there are up to four different symbols. When I print to PDF, I see all of ...
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Interactive PDF Map with Photos

I am looking to create a PDF using Arc10 that contains locations for our site. At each of these locations you would be able to click the point and you can then see the photos for the area. Is this ...
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PDF export from QGIS print layout: line fill pattern vectors shown with pixelation

I have created grayscale piecharts in QGIS 3.14 Pi on Win10 with geometry generator. So the piecharts are vectors, created with the expression editor, using the wedge_buffer expression. I created a ...
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Adding perimeters around points map layout output QGIS

I'm making a map in QGIS with a number of points in different categories. In the print layout view, it looks like this: As one can see, there are black perimeters around the dots, both on the map and ...
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QGIS - Labels on print layout move or don't appear on exported PDF

QGIS 3.16.1 on Windows 10 Pro. I often manage to get a print layout with label placement just the way I want it, but when I export to PDF, some labels either don't appear or appear in a less ...
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Saving PDF files as part of QGIS Project

I am using QGIS to create a record of remediation works across a number of assets. When an asset is remediated, we will often prepare a condition report PDF document which is linked to within the ...
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Create PDF Reports with a previous design for all records (Or selected ones) in QGIS

I have 3 different point layers in a project, they share an ID (they are trees and each tree has same ID in all layers). I would like to know how can I create a PDF with a combination of attribute ...
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QGIS PDF Export Atlas only Raster, no selectable Text

i have a huge QGIS Project with loads of WFS, WMS and all sorts of shapes. In the layout, there are also Pictures and a Logo included (.jpeg). Also there are a lot of legends and text fields. I am ...
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QGIS-3 Controlling PDF Export Image Quality and Compression [duplicate]

Is there a way of controlling what image compression or quality is used when exporting a PDF in layout composer? ArcGIS users will be familiar with the options available under the "Format" ...
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Setting compression method when exporting composer from QGIS to PDF

I see that export of the composer to PDF in QGIS uses JPEG compression by deafult (my estimate maybe 75-80%, which is not good enough for my maps). Where can I change this? Can I set somewhere ...
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Overwrite a PDF item type with ArcGIS API for Python

I'm trying to overwrite an existing PDF ArcGIS Online item using ArcGIS API for Python. props = { "type":"PDF", "title":file_name, "overwrite":True ...

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