Area in data frame outside of "Clip to shape" OK in layout view, but white in print.
August 12 2011 |
How can I keep the area in data frame outside of a clip defined by "Clip to shape" from printing white in an export to PDF or print to printer/plotter?
The "Clip to shape" option under the Data Frame Properties > Data Frame tab works fine in layout view. However, when I print to paper or export to PDF, the areas outside the clip come out white.
Attached is an exported PDF of the poster I'm trying to make. I have pasted on the poster a sreen shot of the ArcMap session for comparison.
Thanks for your help.
PS - Using ArcMap 10
Mapping Center Answer:
This is a known issue. The dataframe cannot be rendered as "hollow" or transparent in the current output architecture of ArcGIS if it contains ANY raster data. See http://support.esri.com/index.cfmfa=knowledgebase.techArticles.articleShow&d=17336 for more info.
Unfortunately there is no satisfactory solution currently other than to remove any raster data (which is not feasible given the maps you are creating) or use a white background to your poster to accommodate the issue that way.
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