FAQ - Designer - ArcMap Defaults to Layout View When Opening a Design

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    Question

     

    In ArcMap the map view is set to Layout View instead of Data View when opening a design. Is it possible to configure which view is shown by default?

     

    Answer

     

    The Workflow Manager WMSUseDesignPageTemplate configuration setting determines whether Design Page Templates are created with a design. If this is set, a Design Page Template will be saved with the design, and Layout View will be set when the design is opened.

     

    This is set in the Configuration tab of the Process Framework Administration Tool. If WMSUseDesignPageTemplate is present and set to 1, a Design Page Template will be saved and Layout View will be chosen when a design is opened. If it is not present and set to 0, a Design Page Template will not be saved, and Data View will be set when a design is opened.

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    There is more information on the WMSUseDesignPageTemplate setting here:

    http://resources.arcfmsolution.com/10.2.1b/DesktopConfig/Configuration.html