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margin adjustments

November 08 2011 | 0 comments

How do I set the margins of a map to the edge of the page in ArcGIS 10 Desktop?

Mapping Center Answer:

Really simple - just right click the data frame in ArcMap in the page layout view and click Distribute > Fit to Margins. The data frame with the map will be adjusted to the margins of the page. If you have set the data frame properties (on the Data Frame tab) to have a fixed scale (or if it is set to automatic), the map extent will be changed but the map scale will stay the same, though the center of the data frame will shift to the center of the page. If you have set the data frame properties to have a fixed extent, the map scale will change but the map extent will stay the same - again, the center of the data frame will be positioned at the center of the page.  Easy, right?

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