Annotation export map to image not working

06-06-2019 09:12 AM
New Contributor III

There appear to be issues with Arcpy exporting maps with annotation to PDF, JPG, etc.  Sometimes the annotation gets exported with the map, sometimes it does not.  I have checked the scale dependencies (there are none for the annotation), the fonts (it is just plain Arial), and everything else that I can think of. What is really curious is that if I run the exact same code in the Python window in ArcMap, it does export all the annotation. If I run it outside of ArcMap, it does not.  There are no error messages, or any other indications of issues. This is really annoying and I have spent quite a few hours messing with this.  This is with ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 version.

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