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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Creating a list of layout elements

Often, the first step in a geoprocessing script that automates the production of maps is to generate a list of the available layout elements. For example, you might need to update the title of your map before printing or creating a PDF file. In this case, the title would likely be stored in a text element. You can generate a list of text elements in your map layout view and then change the title in it. The first step is to generate a list of text elements.

Getting ready...

In ArcMap, two views are available, namely, data view and layout view. Data view is used to view geographic and tabular data, analyze data, symbolize layers, and manage data without regard for any particular map page size or layout. Layout ...

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