Accidentally closed layout tab - how do I reopen?

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TimothyFratta
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Hello,

I have read how to reopen map tabs from the Catalog Pane, but cannot figure out how to reopen a Layout tab accidentally closed.

How is this done?

Thanks everyone!

Tim

Running ArcGIS Pro 3.2.3 on PC.

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TomBole
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Layouts are only found in the Layout folder in the Catalog pane. I've not run across situations where layouts (and the folder) disappear for a project that has a layout in it. The only time you should NOT see the Layout folder is when the project does not contain a layout.

Sounds like you are running into a bug. Can you contact Esri Support? They are better equipped to handle troubleshooting steps and gather bug data. They can be contacted at https://support.esri.com/en/contact-tech-support.

In the meantime you might consider copying the maps/layouts from the "troubled" project to a new one and see if that solves the problem.

Thanks, 

Tom

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TomBole
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Hi Tim, 

You should be able to reopen the layout the same way you reopen a map. In the Catalog pane you should see a node "Layouts" a few items below "Maps". Expand "Layouts" and double click the layout you want to see.

Hope this helps, 

Tom

TimothyFratta
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Hi Tom,

In fact, I could not find the layout in the Catalog pane and resorted to closing the project without saving the latest changes and reopening it. The layout reappeared.

But, that was a brutal solution and not what I would want to do in the future. Could my layout be in another folder in the Catalog that I did not see? Is there any way to search for it?

Thanks Tom.

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TomBole
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Layouts are only found in the Layout folder in the Catalog pane. I've not run across situations where layouts (and the folder) disappear for a project that has a layout in it. The only time you should NOT see the Layout folder is when the project does not contain a layout.

Sounds like you are running into a bug. Can you contact Esri Support? They are better equipped to handle troubleshooting steps and gather bug data. They can be contacted at https://support.esri.com/en/contact-tech-support.

In the meantime you might consider copying the maps/layouts from the "troubled" project to a new one and see if that solves the problem.

Thanks, 

Tom

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TimothyFratta
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Thank you Tom, I have now found it.

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