Is there a way to ADD a jpeg to an mxd when there is not an existing jpeg being replaced?

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02-20-2017 06:44 AM
petegillard
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we have a custom north arrow that is stored as a jpeg. trying to add it to an mxd. I noticed the height/width and xy placement options, but no way to add it to an existing map.?

Thanks,

Pete

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DanPatterson_Retired
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arcpy.mapping constants Listlayoutelements refers to 'existing' elements and the mapsurroundelement only has read/write properties for some aspects... creating in the void doesn't appear to be one of them

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DanPatterson_Retired
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arcpy.mapping constants Listlayoutelements refers to 'existing' elements and the mapsurroundelement only has read/write properties for some aspects... creating in the void doesn't appear to be one of them

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LukeWebb
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You cannot add elements using Arcpy.Mapping

Maybe you could solve the issue the 'other way round', update a template, and then use arcpy to pull in the datasets from the existing mxds.

petegillard
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O.K. Thanks to both for the responses

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