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FAQ: Is it possible to save metadata as a PDF file in ArcMap?

Question

Is it possible to save metadata as a PDF file in ArcMap?

Answer

No, it is not currently possible to save metadata as a PDF file in ArcMap. However, users may save metadata as PDF in ArcCatalog using third-party software, such as PDF Complete or CutePDF Writer.

The following procedure creates a PDF of the metadata:


1. Install PDF Complete or CutePDF Writer.
2. Start ArcCatalog.
3. Select the desired feature class to view the metadata.
4. Click the Description tab.
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5. Click Print.
6. Select PDF Complete or CutePDF writer.
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7. Click Print.
8. The Save window displays, and the metadata can be saved in PDF format.

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