Embedded object disappears after adding a new layer in Data View

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When inserting a Microsoft Word document into a new ArcMap document data view and then adding a layer, the embedded Word object disappears.


When adding a map for the first time, the extent of the Data Frame may be altered dramatically. Embedded items are not automatically updated.

Solution or Workaround

Add data before inserting an object.

Article ID:000003045

  • ArcMap 8 x

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