Customize layout options

To customize options for working with layouts, click the Project tab and click Options. On the Options dialog box, click the Layout tab to set the following:

  • Set the color for all layout guides—Choose the color for all guides on layouts and reports. This applies to existing guides as well as newly added guides.
  • Show a warning when deleting a map frame results in other elements in the layout being deleted—When checked, a warning appears when deleting a map frame with associated elements. The warning lists which associated elements will be automatically deleted and which can be either deleted or disconnected. Chart and table frames cannot exist without the data in a map frame and must be automatically deleted. Other elements, such as north arrows or scale bars, can be disconnected from the map frame. The warning allows you to delete or disconnect these elements. If this is not checked, deleting a map frame deletes all associated elements without a warning.
  • Import gallery path—Set the folder location for the layouts available to add in the Import Layout gallery. By default, this is pointed to an installed folder with preconstructed layout files. You can change this location by clicking the Browse button Browse and choosing a new folder containing layout files. The layout files in that folder will be displayed in the Import Layout gallery. If the folder has subfolders containing layout files, these layout files will also be displayed, grouped together in the gallery by folder name.

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