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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Integrating Google Earth into PDF

I was wondering if anyone knew of any plug-in or way to integrate google earth into a PDF so that someone viewing a document on another device, that doesn't necessarily have Google Earth installed ...
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SVG Symbols disappear when exporting to a PDF from ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.3.3 (cannot update due to institution's restrictions) and export a map with lots of layers but with a few simple (self-created) SVG symbols. In ArcGIS Pro, the SVG symbols are ...
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Do the same as File>>Export Map>>Save as PDF with a Python command in ArcGIS

I have a Python script to apply IDW interpolation over different datasets, so that the results are several rasters in format .aux. How can I save automatically in the Python script what appears in ...
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Converting a PDF to an Elevation GeoTIFF with QGIS to be imported into Drone Deploy

Is it possible to convert a PDF drawing of a final grade plan, using QGIS into an elevation GeoTIFF to be imported into Drone Deploy?
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Getting lines across Legend symbol in ArcMap export to PDF?

I am encountering an issue with an item in the legend when I use a page size of 36x48 for exported PDFs. The item, a library symbol, appears to have lines going through it. It looks fine with smaller ...
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How to fix this Heatmap script from failing SQL expression (integer/string?) using arcpy (ArcMap 10.5)?

I have a heatmap script that will eventually print 10 PDF maps. At the moment it is failing at the SQL expression in the Make Feature Layer right before Kernel Density Raster creation because the ...
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What it means when choosing a “dpi” when exporting a PDF map in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to understand something when exporting map as PDF file in Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop. The ability to choose paper size. The ability to choose DPI. Thought that those are printer parameters....
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Removing erroneous symbology bands from export?

Every time I export my mxd to PDF (or jpeg, EMF, ai, gif, etc) or print to PDF, I am getting a band of symbology across the page (orange lines across picture). I found this article on how to fix ...
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PDF print from Access with picture

I have a problem with PDF print in Access. I have a data base with more than 10 Fields, one of the fields is the address to the picture. Every record have own picture.When I want to print all records ...
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Moving .pdf as a raster freely without referencing in QGIS

If I import a .pdf as a new raster layer, but the referencing is off. Is there a tool in QGIS to grab and hold on to the pdf so i can move it freely to my desired location without having to worry ...
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Invalid MXD while trying to convert MXD to PDF using ArcPy?

I am trying to convert an MXD using a script from this link https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ddd1323ae0d4ebe8f8250992faab0f4 When I run the script I get the following error: Invalid MXD ...
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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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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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Keep high resolution on image export?

I'm currently trying to export a PDF from an image service that we have hosted. The imagery looks great within Arcmap, but the exported imagery looks really rough (coarsened). Does anyone know what ...
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Getting dataframe extent from a polygon and exporting to PDF issue

I created a script to get the extent of a polygon, apply it to the data frame extent, and then export the layout as a PDF. However, I'm not getting any errors but the script is printing out at a ...
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Extract ad-hoc boundaries from pdf

I have a scanned map of the US in pdf that, in addition to state boundaries, has "delivery territories." These territories are exclusive areas within the US where different companies deliver their ...
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Exporting Map into PDF Distort Grey Colour

Sometimes when I export large maps into a PDF format from ArcMap 10.3, the PDF doesn't retain the colour. I can print maps off ArcMap 10.3 and the maps are perfectly fine. What I mean by that ...
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How to edit layers in layered PDF?

I was wondering whether it is possible for a layered PDF created by MapInfo to hide the label of a layer in the layer list of the PDF, to prevent the user from altering the visibility of the layer, ...
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Writing PDF anchor point into text element of layout using ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro?

I am currently working on an application that uses ReportLab to assemble PDF reports that include maps and tables (both created using ArcMap and ArcPy) and that application may soon be converted to ...
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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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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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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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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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Georeference a polyygon within a pdf file [duplicate]

I have this pdf file that contains a specific borough of my city, Montreal, with a polygon inside it. Link to pdf file: PDF FILE The jpeg image once exported from the pdf file is the following I am ...
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Script to batch export pdf causing incorrect inset map [closed]

I have written a python script to batch export several pdfs from a single mxd, switching layers on/off and naming the output pdf based on values supplied by the user in a csv file. We import the ...
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Exporting 60 PDF files from each MXD in ArcPy? [duplicate]

I need to export 60 PDFs files so I am thinking if there is a way around to export 60 without having to open each MXD file at a time ? I am using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 Build 3143 .
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Adding HTML popup in exported PDF map? [duplicate]

I am producing some maps of a point layer using arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF. Is there a possibility of creating HTML popup for the final PDF based on this link? http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/...
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QGIS not Printing to PDF [closed]

Simple QGIS 1.8.0 not printing to PDF. Suddenly stopped. Is this an error or something. the resultant PDFs are blank pages. When i file print and use a pdf printer it creates blank docs. when i ...
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Where do I find TerraGO GeoPDF hands-on tutorial online?

Where can I find a TerraGO GeoPDF hands-on online tutorial? I'd like some examples I can use on my computer to learning how to use it. My agency has their toolbar on our computer system.
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PDF Map Export with Zoom-in Effect from ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to create a pdf map (export map) from ArcMap data, with the possibility of zooming in on the exported PDF.
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Draw a PostgreSQL geometry in a PDF file with PHP

Is there a way to draw a PostgreSQL geometry in a PDF file using a PHP script?
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Is it possible to import PDFs to ArcGIS and edit/work with their data? [duplicate]

I have a few pdf files. There are vector graphics in the maps. How can I use them to be visible and editable in ArcGIS? I want to see the attribute tables content, etc.
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Export MXDs files to PDFs using Python [closed]

I'm trying to write a python script that will export multiple MXDs to individual PDFs while using a feature class field to rename the pdfs (this can be an optional field, if not check it can copy the ...
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Exporting 1000s of maps into PDF in single step using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster of a district and shp of roads and town boundaries. I have made the grid index for it and now I want to export 2000 of the grids as a separate PDF map in which each grid is zoomed. ...