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Printing Style Sheets

July 30 2008 | 4 comments

I just created a new style sheet, but it needs approval. Is there a way I can print the new symbology on paper so I can pass it around the office?

Thank you

Mapping Center Answer:

You can create a hardcopy of the current symbols loaded into the symbol palette using the Symbol Dump Avenue script, which is included with ArcView GIS.  This technical article describes how to use this script:  http://support.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=knowledgebase.techarticles.articleShow&d=14062.

Note that this script works for 9.3 (and previous versions) but will not work in later versions of the software.

Avenue scripts in ArcGIS 9.3? posted by Joan Waters on Aug 7 2008 9:23AM
The technical article this points to says the software versions the script works with are "ArcView GIS 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0b, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2a, 3.3". Did I miss something? Is there a way to run .ave scripts in ArcGIS 9.3? Thanks.
Different link posted by Aileen Buckley on Feb 2 2011 3:26PM
Here is the link to the script that will work with 9.3.1:
http://resources.esri.com/help/9.3/arcgisdesktop/com/samples/cartography/styles/style_dump/a06be6ca-0d38-4bbd-a20a-40331fd61527.htm
What about ArcGIS 10 posted by Craig Poynter on Mar 21 2011 2:50PM
What is the process in ArcGIS 10?
Not at 10 - submit to ArcGIS Ideas posted by Aileen Buckley on Mar 30 2011 11:19AM
At version 10.0 the way applications added to ArcMap was changed to AddOns using .NET, the StyleDump program would require significant changes to be compiled using this new method.

Perhaps you can suggest a software enhancement that allows you to do this without such workarounds. To do that, go to the ArcGIS Ideas page to enter the suggestion or, if someone has already suggested it, then vote to support it so that it receives higher priority. Here is the link to the Web page: http://ideas.arcgis.com/.

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