ArcView 3.x view frames that are not live linked cause problems when importing into ArcMap

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Problems may occur if you are importing an ArcView 3.x project file, and you choose to import a layout that has one or more view frames that are not live-linked. ArcMap may crash at the point you click that layout in the Import dialog, or you may not get all your view frames imported.


This is a known issue.

Solution or Workaround

  • This problem is addressed in ArcGIS 8.1 Service Pack 1. To download the Service Pack, click on the link below. Continue by clicking on ArcInfo Desktop > ArcGIS Service Pack 1. Follow download instructions.
  • Otherwise, if you have ArcView 3.x, you can edit the project file as follows:

    1. Open the project and the layout document you want to import.

    2. Double-click each viewframe to see its properties.

    3. Make sure the Live-link check box is checked.

    4. Save the project and try importing it in ArcMap again.

Article ID:000003657

  • ArcMap 8 x

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