After creating a map series, you can export it as a file to share with others. Exporting to a PDF allows you to export all the pages in a map series, and gives you additional options for the export process. For example, you can export all pages in a single operation, export each page as an individual file, or export all the pages into a single, multipage PDF document. When you exporting to a file format other than PDF, such as PNG, only the map series page currently visible in the map extent is exported.
To export a map series, ensure the layout view containing the map series is active. On the Share tab, click Layout to open the Export pane. Choose the export file type, set a name and location for the file, adjust any properties, and click Export.
Export map series pages
When the File Type is set to PDF you can use the Map Series tab to choose how the map series pages are exported. The following options are available All, Current, Selected index feature, Selected pages, and Page range.
This option exports all the map series pages in your series. The total number of pages is reported in parentheses. Depending on the number of pages to export, this may take some time.
This option exports only the current page show in the layout view. The page number being exported is reported in parentheses.
Selected index features
This option exports pages based on selected index features. The total number of selected pages is reported in parentheses. You can either select index features interactively or you can use a spatial query.
This option is useful when you need to export only a subsection of a map series. For example, consider a map series page with a particular freeway. To create a PDF file with only the areas that intersect that particular freeway, you can select these areas and export the map series to a PDF file.
By default, exported map series do not include selection symbology in the PDF file. The PDF file displays index features as if they were not selected. In cases where you do want to show selected features using selection symbology, check the Show selection symbology for index features check box.
This option exports pages based on the selection in the List Map Series Pages tab of the Contents pane. The total number of selected pages is reported in parentheses.
This option exports pages you specify, either individually or by range. You can specify individual pages (3, 5, 8), ranges (1-4, 7-14), or a combination of the two (1, 4, 7-14). The pages are exported in the order you specify. For example, if you type 9, 5-7, 2, page 9 is exported first and page 2 is exported last.
It is important to note that page refers to the page number as determined by the map series sorting logic. The sorting logic is defined in the Optional Fields of the Map Series setup. Every set of map series is sorted, and the Page Number option mirrors this.
Export map series pages to multiple files
Since a map series has multiple pages, it can be exported to a single file or multiple files. The following options for exporting files are available in the Files drop-down menu:
- Single PDF File—Create one multipage PDF document with all map series pages.
- Multiple PDF Files (Page name as suffix)—Create multiple PDF documents, one per map series page. The page name is appended as a suffix to the PDF document name.
- Multiple PDF Files (Page number as suffix)—Create multiple PDF documents, one per map series page. The page number is appended as a suffix to the PDF document name.
If your map series has grouping you can check Order pages by grouping to preserve that grouping in the exported file.