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General | ArcGIS Publisher

What is ArcReader?
ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use desktop product that allows anyone to view, explore, and print maps created by ArcGIS Publisher.
What information is contained in a Published Map File?
Published Map Files (PMF) contain instructions about the location and symbology of data layers (rendering rules, scale dependencies, etc.) including geodatabase connectivity, Internet connections, and Geography Network layers.
Can I edit a Published Map File with ArcReader?
No, ArcReader cannot author or modify the published maps. ArcGIS Publisher and ArcMap (ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo) are required to edit PMF files.
How can I distribute the required data needed for a map?
ArcGIS Publisher allows you to extract all the data needed for a map and package everything for easy distribution.
Can ArcReader be customized?
ArcGIS Publisher includes an ArcReader developer component for embedding ArcReader or creating custom applications for viewing Published Map Files.

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