Setting Up a Map Book Template
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Every map book requires a template that specifies printer settings (such as paper size and the printer driver to use) and defines the size and position of elements on the page (for example, the legend, title block, and map tiles).

A template can contain one or more layouts. If it contains multiple layouts, you must specify the one to use for a particular map book.

Once you define the map book template and save your map, you can publish the map book to a plotter or to a DWF file.


In your map book template, each element appears within a viewport, which is like a frame on a web page. A viewport has a shape and a position on the page, and you specify the type of information that appears within it. You must include a main viewport in your map book template. Other viewports are optional and can include the following:

Map book template

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