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Alex Chiu

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Hi, so i've a few map assigments due in soon, and im using ArcGIS. Im getting some very strange results when im exporting my map into a PDF.

So this is what it looks like when i export my work:
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And this is what it is sopposed to look like.

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i ll just give a little backround info of what this. This is real time kinematic data which has been exported into Arcmap. It has been redigitised and placed on of a georeferenced imaged i downloaded from google earth.

So has anyone encountered this issue before? urgently need a solution since my deadline is next week. thanks in advance!

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Alex, presuming you have illustrator and an image editor such as photoshop or equivalent. Try the following work around see if it solves the issue.

1. Turn off all layers except your image/raster layer.
2. Export your map as a TIFF,
3. Open the image in photoshop, check the image dimension, and if you still have these issues.

4. In arc turn off the image layer and turn on your vector layers
5. Export your vector layers as an illustrator file or a PDF.
6. Open the illustrator file in illustrator.
7. Create a new layer below your linework, and place the image created in 3 on that layer.
8. Line up your image with the linework.
9. Save your combined files as a PDF in illustrator.

If you don't have access to illustrator post the two exported files here and I'm sure someone can help you do the above operations.

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Alex, presuming you have illustrator and an image editor such as photoshop or equivalent. Try the following work around see if it solves the issue.

1. Turn off all layers except your image/raster layer.
2. Export your map as a TIFF,
3. Open the image in photoshop, check the image dimension, and if you still have these issues.

4. In arc turn off the image layer and turn on your vector layers
5. Export your vector layers as an illustrator file or a PDF.
6. Open the illustrator file in illustrator.
7. Create a new layer below your linework, and place the image created in 3 on that layer.
8. Line up your image with the linework.
9. Save your combined files as a PDF in illustrator.

If you don't have access to illustrator post the two exported files here and I'm sure someone can help you do the above operations.

mg


I got to stage 2 and i have encountered yet another problem. When i export it to a tiff it crops off 1/3 of off the bottom , for some reason arcmap really hates this Jpeg.

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Edited by Alex Chiu, 26 June 2010 - 06:26 PM.


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Hi Alex,

Try making sure your data is projected and if it still does not work, try putting the data and image in the same projection before exporting.

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Hi Alex,

Try making sure your data is projected and if it still does not work, try putting the data and image in the same projection before exporting.

Arthur


sorry im still quite new to GIS, When you say "Projected" do you mean set it to a coordinate system? ie WGS84'

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I got to stage 2 and i have encountered yet another problem. When i export it to a tiff it crops off 1/3 of off the bottom , for some reason arcmap really hates this Jpeg.

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Try exporting as a JPEG then.

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I got to stage 2 and i have encountered yet another problem. When i export it to a tiff it crops off 1/3 of off the bottom , for some reason arcmap really hates this Jpeg.

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Try exporting as a JPEG then.



After much tweaking , i have finally managed to export this map sucessfully.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the reason why the raster cant export properly in arcmap?

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I'm not sure why, but with the most recent version of the software I have been running into the same issues myself. Partial exports seem to be very common lately. It might be a memory management issue. I've never that strange cinematic effect of multiple images however. Glad you figured it out.




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