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00017: Data frame has at least one annotation group that is enabled and contains graphics

A data frame in the document you are importing contains map annotation or graphics. Map annotation is not supported in ArcGIS Pro; therefore, any map annotation groups were dropped from the map during the import process.


  • Do nothing. Accept the map with no map annotation.
  • Open the map document in ArcMap and convert the map annotation to features using the Convert Graphics to Features command. Choose the Automatically delete graphics after conversion option to ensure that the graphics are removed from the map, then reimport the map document.

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Text graphics will be converted to geodatabase annotation when using the Convert Graphics to Features command. Geodatabase annotation offers better drawing performance and a more efficient editing experience than map annotation. Upgrade the annotation feature class in ArcGIS Pro for full functionality.