It'd be great if Styles could be added to favorites and new projects, similar to databases and other content within the project.
Re-opening this after discussing with the team here. Thanks for submitting the idea, @jessneuner
I have to admit I assumed you could already do that...
Thanks for the reply, @jessneuner While yes it is possible to add styles to favorites, there are some known issues with how it is working.
One that I am able to point to is BUG-000134315: Styles added to 'Favorites' are not added to new pro..
From what I can tell, it actually just works better for now to only add to Favorites, and not "pin" it with Add To New Projects. Because (at least from the cursory testing I've done) it appears that while the style is added to new projects, it is essentially empty. I think the best thing to do is just add to Favorites, and then when you need a style in a project, go ahead and add it from Favorites to the project.
Sorry for the rigmarole, but hopefully the explanation above will help you and any others who might run into this unexpected behavior. Please do let us know if you note any other problems and we'll share with the development team.
One problem with the use of favorites as a way to pass styles between projects is that they are per user. Also the user has to have access to the style and know where to find them on the network or software install folder path.
Most large organizations have a a custom style they use on their maps OR use one of the ArcMap style sets that fits with their business. Currently these are 'just there' in ArcMap if you place the style file in the correct place.
You must be a registered user to add a comment. If you've already registered, sign in. Otherwise, register and sign in.