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Specify which layers can be edited

In the Contents pane, on the List By Editing tab List By Editing, you can specify which layers can be edited. By default, editing is automatically enabled for editable layers when you add them to a map or a scene. These settings apply to the current map or scene and do not change permissions granted at the data source.

For steps to change the default settings discussed in this topic see the following:

Turn editability off for a layer

To prevent editing an editable layer, uncheck the layer on the List By Editing tab List By Editing.

  1. On the View tab, in the Windows group, click Contents Contents.

    The Contents pane appears.

    Contents pane

  2. Click the List By Editing tab List By Editing, and uncheck the layer.

    Unchecked layers cannot be edited.

Make only one layer editable

To make only one layer editable in your map or scene, right-click the layer, and click Make this the only editable layer.

  1. On the View tab, in the Windows group, click Contents Contents.

    The Contents pane appears.

  2. Click the List By Editing tab List By Editing.
  3. Right-click the layer you want to edit and click Make this the only editable layer Make this the only editable layer.

    The layer is the only editable layer in the map or scene.