Cannot open graphics window. Display device is not defined

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround


Typing DISPLAY 4 in ARCPLOT or ARCEDIT, in the WINDOWS section of PC ARC/INFO, returns this message:

   Cannot open graphics window.  Display device is not defined.  


The DOS executables for ARCPLOT and ARCEDIT are being used instead of the WINDOWS versions of these programs.


Double-click the SCRMAN icon to startvthe Screen Manager prior to opening any graphics module. Once the screen manager is running you can start any PC ARC/INFO WINDOWS extensions. To start ARCPLOT and ARCEDIT use the commands ARCPLOTW and ARCEDITW, or select their icons from the ARC program group.

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