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Where are "Masking Tools"?

November 23 2011 | 4 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods, Symbology

Hi: I attempted to follow the procedure described in "Adding labels to ArcGIS Online web maps: Part 1" but under System Toolboxes > Cartography Tools I do not have "Masking Tools". I am running ESRI ArcMap 10.0 with Service Pack 3. Do I have access to Masking Tools?

Thank you for your help as I am enjoying quite a bit and using it frequently.

Rob Paral

Mapping Center Answer:

Note in the blog entry that you have to have an ArcInfo level license to access the Masking tools.  Do you have that?  If you do and you still cannot find them, then you should contact our Technical Support team as they should be in the lcoation indicated: ArcToolBox > Cartography > Masking Tools. Here is a link in case you ned to get in touch with Tech Support: 

thanks posted by Rob Paral on Nov 30 2011 7:29PM
Thanks, but I didn't see reference to ArcInfo being required in the blog.
All is good.
Sorry posted by Aileen Buckley on Nov 30 2011 8:40PM
Sorry -- I tried to make it obvious at the start so that people who didn't have that license level would know right away:

"Variable-depth masking is an ArcMap drawing technique (available at the ArcInfo level)..."
I see posted by Rob Paral on Dec 2 2011 10:44AM
I was looking everywhere but right in the text... :)
Thanks again,
Rob Paral
Glad you found it! posted by Aileen Buckley on Dec 2 2011 11:11AM
Glad you found the text and thanks for reading our blog!

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