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Bug Number NIM003653
Submitted Aug 07, 2006
Modified Sep 28, 2022
Severity High
Applies To ArcGIS for Desktop
Version Found 10.0
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform Windows OS 7
Client Platform Windows OS 7
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Known Limit
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Version Fixed
SP Fixed

Bug NIM003653


Picture marker symbols or enhanced metafile (EMF) pictures on the layout can fail to draw on output.

Additional Information

Unfortunately this is a limitation of the Microsoft GDI and how it works with device contexts. The suggested workarounds are either to use ArcGIS Pro (which does not rely on GDI) or go through the workarounds suggested in this technical article: http://support.esri.com/en/Technical-Article/000008590.

Alternate Solution

Set the computer's default printer to a large format printer. Then add a custom paper to the printer that is at least as large as the map's page size. Set the default paper of the default printer to be this large custom paper size. Prints and exports then have the picture markers drawn correctly.