The Cut command is not enabled for graphics or map elements

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Cut command, available from the Edit menu or an element’s context menu, is not enabled when working with graphics and map elements. The shortcut Ctrl+X doesn't work either.


The Cut command is only enabled while editing features.

Solution or Workaround

When working with graphics or map elements, use Copy and Delete instead.

Article ID:000003603

  • ArcMap 8 x

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