I have a map document setup with data driven pages to export a set of PDFs. After I export the map (File>Export Map), I may notice that I want to make a change, which I do, and then if I try to re-export the map again to PDF, the process just hangs. I have to close ArcMap with the task manager, and reload the map document just so that I can export the map document layouts.
A colleague running on an ArcInfo license did not seem to have this issue. She was able to export using data driven pages multiple times without issue. Similarly, when I load the map document using a different ArcGIS Editor license and export pages, several times, I do not run into any issues. However, another colleagues was experiencing the same problem with data driven pages with a different file, and we both run ArcEditor.
Does anyone know if there is a setting issue or have suggestions to resolve this issue?
I too am experiencing this issue. It seems that the second time I export the maps to a single PDF it freezes and eventually requiring me to close ArcMap via the task manager. It does not matter whether I open the PDF or not. It seems to be the second time I export all the map pages to a single PDF in the same session. But if I close ArcMap after exporting, reopening the MXD, and exporting there are no issues.
All 11 of us in our shop experience the same thing.
>ArcGIS for Desktop Advance 10.3.1
Second attempt to print from an MXD with DDP fails.
Doesn't matter if it is one page at a time or all the pages.
I have this exact same problem. I tried taking all the Arc online basemaps out and that fixed it (I had a basemap in there that wasn't turned on, but just having it in the layers caused a problem).
This sucks because those basemaps are really great, but not worth closing and re-opening my MXD 100 times.
I wonder if this Bug Fix in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4 will resolve the problem?
We have yet to install and test 10.4
ArcGIS Issues Addressed at 10.4
A bug was logged on this issue and it has been fixed in the latest release 10.4.
If you are still having the same issue after upgrading, please contact Esri Technical support directly.