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Can you export just one Data frame in a map that has multiple dataframes?

September 23 2009 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Elements, Page Layout, Publishing

I need to export just one of the data frames to a pdf map from a MXD that has multiple dataframes. What is the best way to do that without moving stuff out of the print area?


Mapping Center Answer:

The only way to do that is to be in data view for the data frame you want to export. 

That said, if you wanted layout elements like a scalebar and legend; you can open a second ArcMap session and then copy the data frame, legend, scale bar, etc. from the first ArcMap Session and paste it into layout view in the second session, and then export from the second session.

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