Print the symbol and palettes that are associated with ArcMap

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Instructions provided are steps to print the color and symbol palettes that are associated with ArcMap. This process is otherwise known as a StyleDump.


To dump symbols or colors, it is necessary to load a sample development script. Perform the following steps only once.

  1. Open an empty MXD file in ArcMap.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Customize.
  3. Select the Commands tab.
  4. Click 'Add from File...'.
  5. Navigate to the Style Dump directory.

    · ArcGIS 9.x:
    Download the sample from the ESRI Developer Network. See the link in the Related Information section below.

    · ArcGIS 8.2 & 8.3:
    <drive>:\arcgis\arcexe8x\ArcObjects Developer Kit\Samples\ArcMap\Styles\Style Dump

    · ArcGIS 8.1:
    <drive>:\arcgis\arcexe81\ArcObjects Developer Kit\Samples\ArcMap\Symbology\Symbols\Style Dump
  6. Select StyleDump.dll. Click Open.
  7. The Developer Samples category appears on the Commands tab.
  8. Drag the StyleDump command from the dialog box to a place on one of the toolbars.
  9. To print sample symbols or colors:

    A. Click Layout View.
    B. Click the Style Dump button.
    C. Select the Symbol Type.
    D. Clicking Display places the symbols in the layout.

    To dump symbols from another style, activate a different style through the Style Manager.

  10. Navigate to File > Print to print the selected palette.

    Change the size of the layout by navigating to File > Page Setup.

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