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How To: Copy and paste data frames in ArcMap

Summary

This document shows how you can copy and paste one or more data frames in an ArcMap layout.

Procedure

  • To copy a single data frame:

    1. Right-click the data frame name in the Table of Contents while the map document is in layout view.
    2. Select Copy from the data frame context menu.

    Note:
    This command is only enabled while the document is in layout view.


    Note:
    You can only copy one data frame at a time with this method.

  • To copy one or more data frames:

    1. Select the data frames on the layout.
    2. Right-click the selected data frames.
    3. Select Copy or press Ctrl-C.
  • To paste the copied data frames onto the current layout, or onto a different map document's layout, you can do one of the following:

    ¤ Select Edit > Paste.
    ¤ Type Ctrl-V.
    ¤ Right-click the layout away from any map elements or graphics and select Paste.

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