Data frame disappears from layout view in ArcGIS 10

Discussion created by rplatt on Feb 4, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 by chuckc
Hi everyone,

I'm a long time reader, first time poster.

My students are experiencing an intermittent problem with the 'layout view' of ArcGIS 10 where the data fame completely disappears.

Here are some additional clues:
1. After the data frame disappears, I can easily insert new map elements or a new data frame.  The new elements and new data frame show up, but not the original data frame.
2. Under Data Frame Properties ("size and position" tab) I can see that the width and height is zero and cannot be changed.
3. Toggling draft mode on and off does not help.
4. Activating the data frame does not help.

Any thoughts?