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How To: Turn on/off the live link in View Frame Properties for a layout in a project by editing the .apr file

Summary

This article shows how to turn on or off the live link in View Frame Properties for a layout in a project by editing the .apr file with a text editor.

Procedure

  1. Open the .apr in a text editor such as WordPad or Notepad.

    Warning:
    Always make a backup before making any edits to an .apr file.

  2. Search the apr for "link" or "GView". You will find a section that looks like this:

    Code:
    (GView.466
    Name: "ViewFrame1"
    Bounds: 467
    Sym: 468
    Selected: 0x01
    Flags: 0x01
    UserBounds: 472
    Refresh: 2
    Quality: 1
    View: 473
    LiveLink: 1
    MapDpy: 1054
    CSMgr: 1059
    )

  3. Locate the LiveLink line and change its value to 1 to turn on, or 0 to turn off.
  4. Save the file.

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