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In arcmap I've got a map layout with multiple extents, a large map with two small insets. The extent of the insets is indicated via rectangles created with the extent rectangle funtion of that data frame properties. When I export the map to AI format these extent frames do not export. Can anyone reproduce this? Does anyone know a work around?

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Are all of the data frames within the printable area of the page in the layout? Is your layout page size larger than your computer's default printer's default page?
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Just quickly tried this on something I had open, and it worked ok for me; granted this is very small and not much data, but I have exported maps to AI before with insets and they have come thru no problem....

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Are all of the data frames within the printable area of the page in the layout? Is your layout page size larger than your computer's default printer's default page?

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No,

I am exporting the two insets seperately, so they have been moved off the page...maybe that is the probem, but I am not sure why it should be. I would expect the export to include everything on my page including these extent frames , which it seems to be leaving out.

I ended up manually adding the boxes using the non exporting ones as guides before exporting. It solved the problem.

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I am exporting the two insets seperately, so they have been moved off the page...maybe that is the probem, but I am not sure why it should be. I would expect the export to include everything on my page including these extent frames , which it seems to be leaving out.

I ended up manually adding the boxes using the non exporting ones as guides before exporting. It solved the problem.

mg

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Yeah, it looks like that was a design decision that the data frame the extent rectangle represents has to be on the page for the extent rectangle to show when exported or printed. (If you disagree with that and feel strongly enough about it the best thing to do would be to contact ESRI through official channels to register your complaint, i.e. call tech support).

The workarounds are the one you did or to leave the data frames on the page, but hide them (behind the data frame you want to show or behind a white graphic rectangle, for example).
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Thanks for looking at this Dave.




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