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How To: Improve printing or exporting performance

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to improve printing or exporting performance. Output processing time is affected by output page size, the requested output resolution, the raster data quality and generally the type of symbology and data types being used. So if any of the above are tweaked, there is an improved printing or export performance.

Procedure

  • Decrease the page size of the map.
  • If the map contains raster data, transparent or BMP marker symbology, reduce the output resolution and raster quality. See the link in the Related Information below for more information.
  • Use better performance symbology. See the link in the Related Information below for more information.
  • Use smaller data sets. For example, if the data frame is focused on one U.S. country, but a complex data set covers the entire U.S., consider creating a subset of the original complex data set so that it is a clip of just the data needed. The same applies even more so for raster data sets.

Related Information