shrug-l: how to create a permanent map from an mxd....

Sykes, John John.Sykes@dep.state.fl.us
Thu, 9 Jun 2005 17:15:38 -0400


One last thing and I'll shut up.

Acrobat PDF format is preferable over other graphics formats such as =
JPG,
etc. because Acrobat saves vectors and characters/symbols as vectors and
characters/symbols, so when you zoom in, these stay remarkably sharp, =
only
the raster graphics gets grainy.

-- John


-----Original Message-----
From: Sykes, John=20
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:12 PM
To: Sykes, John; Nonie Castro; Ken Stocks; SHRUG
Subject: RE: shrug-l: how to create a permanent map from an mxd....


Almost forgot, if the computer someone uses to look at your map does NOT =
have
Arc-whatever installed (ArcMap, ArcInfo, ArcView, etc.), you must turn =
on the
"Embed all document fonts" under the FORMAT tab so they can see things =
such
as compass stars (roses), etc. correctly.  That is because ArcView uses =
it's
own special character sets.  The translation to other character sets =
that
Acrobat tries to do by default can be interesting to say the least.

The other option that I mentioned is actually called "Clip output to =
graphics
extent".  This prevents ArcView from including a lot of extraneous data =
in
the PDF file, keeping it a reasonable size.

Also, raster data adds to the file size in a hurry, so only use the
resolution you need (e.g., if 1 meter/pixel resolution will do, use =
DOQQs, do
not use 6"/pixel high-resolution aerials).

-- John


-----Original Message-----
From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Sykes, John
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 4:59 PM
To: Nonie Castro; Ken Stocks; SHRUG
Subject: RE: shrug-l: how to create a permanent map from an mxd....


Yes, that is what I was going to suggest.  I export all my maps that I =
need
to send to other people in PDF format, it saves a tremendous amount of =
the
detail with relatively little overhead.  Be sure to turn on the option =
to
limit the graphics to the frame region to save the most space.

-- John


-----Original Message-----
From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Nonie Castro
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 4:54 PM
To: Ken Stocks; SHRUG
Subject: RE: shrug-l: how to create a permanent map from an mxd....


If all you need to do is VIEW it, export it as a pdf.=20
That's what I do. =20

> -----Original Message-----
> From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
> [mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Ken Stocks
> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 4:37 PM
> To: SHRUG
> Subject: shrug-l: how to create a permanent map from an mxd....
>=20
> Can someone tell me how to save a map in a form more permanent than an
> mxd?  It seems like every time that i save an mxd and try to view it=20
> from some other desktop off of the server, I have to set data sources=20
> over and over.  Is there a way to save the maps without setting data=20
> sources over and over?  Please help...
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> Thanks,
>=20
> Ken Stocks
> Gadsden County
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