I cannot make my layout have a transparent background? is it possible?
is an image your background? certain image formats support transparency.
but what be beneath your background in any event?
Nothing. I have created a layout, then loaded a map (which has a transparent background). But when i export I get a white background. I want to use the layout though because I have used the reshape tool on the map. Here is a pic
interesting.... I could only find reference to things related to web layers
Hi, Lucas. Often it can be more efficient to use, say Adobe Illustrator, to archive the desired layer transparency if you really get stumped in ArcMap. You would use then use the 'stamp tool' or some other method to add the layer after exporting your map. . . Good luck.
I encountered your question while researching a similar problem. I was able to use the following solution after upgrading to ArcGIS Pro version 2.12.
In ArcGIS Pro's contents panel where the map and layers are listed ...
I'm having the same issue as Lukas. I tried your method which works for the map frames, but I have a layout with three map frames (Alaska, Hawaii, and other 48 states), and the overall background of the entire layout is still white even though my three map frames have their backgrounds set to transparent.
Retrieving data ...