Data Frame Clipping appears to work in layout but not when printing

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05-31-2012 08:21 AM
MichaelBaggett
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I have clipped my data frame based on city limits.  One ortho has a tranparency and is excluded from the clip, I added a different ortho without trasparency and did not include itin the clip, so the ortho appears more vivid inside city limits.  Everything in my layout looks exactly the way I want, but if I export the map or print the map there are additional areas in the vivid ortho that show up outside or the clipped area.
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MarkBoucher
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I ran into the same thing. The clip won't work when printing. Its a known problem that I think they are trying to solve. There are other forum posts on this, but I couldn't find them in a quick search. My advice is to find another way to highlight the boundary. I've created a "mask" of everything outside the boundary and then made that transparent to make everything else fade.
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HardolphWasteneys
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Michael and Mark,

yes, it is an outstanding issue. Here are the recent threads you were looking for:

http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/57598-Overlapping-Data-Frames-in-the-Layout
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/52636-Clip-data-frame-why-is-original-shape-still-appearing

Not just transparencies, but also rasters and picture markers in the layout will override the clipped margin.

Hardolph
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