Exporting an ArcGIS Pro map layout to a file such as a .pdf or .jpg, is a quick and easy way to share maps with those that might not have a copy of ArcGIS Pro.
- [Narrator] Now that we have a map layout you'll probably want to get it out of ArcGIS Pro. One way is to export it to a file. With the layout view open and active in the Contents pane come on up to the Share tab and then find the big green arrow button that's in the Export section called Layout. That'll open up the Export Layout dialog box. In this drop-down menu we can choose the file type that we want to export. The default is PDF but we could also choose a JPEG or a TIF or a variety of other image file formats. I'll go ahead and leave it on a PDF. Below we can set the resolution.
96 is good for screen reading, where 300 would be more appropriate for a print document. To the right we can set the compression strength. Best image quality will make a larger file and fastest image quality will be a much smaller file size but lower quality. Under the Export Options button we have the option to compress vector graphics or not. We have some different image compression options. We can choose to include PDF layers or not. We have the option to export georeferencing information which will allow the PDF to know where the image belongs on the planar surface.
Finally, you can password protect your PDF file by filling in a password to open and view the document. I'll go ahead and leave all these default options and just press OK. I'll leave the option to clip to the graphic extent off so that my margins are maintained in the file. But I will choose to embed the fonts. You might not realize it but the north arrow is actually part of a font file, and not embedding the fonts will cause issues when someone without the full Esri font set views your map. I'd recommend always embedding the fonts from ArcGIS Pro. Then up above we'll just set our file path.
I'll go ahead and put this in the Desktop, Exercise Files, Chapter_08, 08_05_ExportMap and I'll go ahead and export it there. Then it'll go through the process of exporting the PDF file to my system. Once it's done exporting we can go out to our file system, and we'll go into the folder where we saved it, and we'll find it right there. I'll go ahead and double click on it to open it up in my default PDF viewer, which for me is Acrobat Reader. Now we can browse around in the file to see exactly what it looks like as a PDF. Everything is looking pretty good.
In fact, I even have my north arrow, so that's a good sign. And now I have an external file that I can give to anyone for them to enjoy and they don't need ArcGIS Pro to view it.
- Creating a new map project
- Adding data sources to the project
- Managing data layers on the map
- Saving a project template
- Drawing new map features
- Querying and extracting features
- Creating geoprocessing models and packages
- Modifying the look and feel of the map through symbology options
- Adding map labels
- Working with 3D scenes
- Developing a map layout
- Sharing the map and data
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Establish a New Map Project
3. Work with Data
4. Geoprocessing in ArcGIS Pro
5. Symbolize Features on the Map
6. Add Map Labels
7. Working in Three Dimensions
8. Develop a Map Layout
9. Share Your Work
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