ArcGIS for Office includes several tools for creating, designing, and working with maps in Microsoft Office.
The ArcGIS ribbon provides tools to get started using ArcGIS for Office.
- ArcGIS tab—Display the ArcGIS ribbon.
- Add Map—Create a map in the current worksheet.
- Go to Map—Find and display a map in the current workbook.
- Arrange Maps—Arrange all floating maps next to the Excel window.
- Link Map Views—Display the same extent in all maps.
- Help—View the ArcGIS for Office online help.
- Getting Started—Display the quick reference guide.
The map window displays the map and tools for working with it.
- Anchor map/Float map toggle button—Click Anchor map to embed the map in a location on the worksheet. The icon changes to the Float map button. On an anchored map, click Float map to return the map to a floating state.
- Map title—Edit the map title.
- Minimize map—Hide a floating map. To retrieve the hidden map, click Go to map on the ArcGIS ribbon. For anchored maps, the minimize and maximize buttons are replaced with the Collapse map/Show map button.
- Maximize map—Display a floating map using the full extent of the display. When you maximize a map, the button changes to the Restore map button. For anchored maps, use the Collapse map/Show map button.
- Remove map—Delete the map from the worksheet.
- Map tools—Design and work with maps. The map tools are as follows:
- Collapse/Expand —Collapse or expand the map tools.
- Layers —Open the layer list. For more information, see Manage layers.
- Basemap —View the basemap gallery. For more information, see Change the basemap.
- Find address —Search for a location on the map. For more information, see Find address or place.
- Analysis —Choose an analysis tool. For more information, see Use buffer/drive time analysis and Add infographics cards.
- Share map—Share the entire map. For more information, see Share a map to ArcGIS.
- Settings —Sign in or out of your ArcGIS account and access the ArcGIS for Office online help. For more information, see Sign in to ArcGIS.
- Zoom in and Zoom out buttons—Zoom in and out on the map.
Each layer in a map is represented in the layer list. To display the layer list, click the Layers button in the map tools.
- Active layer indicator—Identifies the layer you are working on.
- Expand layer contents—Expand or collapse the layer legend.
- Layer name—The name of the layer.
- Layer options—Open the layer options pane.
- Close—Close the layer list.
- More options—Duplicate, remove, or zoom to the full extent of the layer.
- Show layer—Show or hide the layer on the map.
- Add from Excel—Create a map using data in the current Excel workbook.
- Add from ArcGIS—Create a map using data from ArcGIS.
Layer options pane
The layer options pane provides a single point of entry for working with map layers. From this pane, you can modify a layer's properties, change styling options, configure map elements, and work with your data, among other features.
Depending on how a layer is added or created—as the result of an analysis, for example—some functionality is not available, and buttons related to the functionality are inactive.
- Styling —Change the layer's styling options.
- Select features —Select features on the map for analysis.
- Clustering —Enable and configure clustering.
- Pop-ups—Enable and configure pop-ups.
- Labels —Enable and configure labels.
- Time —Configure and run an animation that shows how patterns in the layer's data change over time.
- Share layer or Update layer —Share the layer to your ArcGIS organization. If you've already shared the layer, this option changes to Update layer.
- Properties —Set properties for the layer, including transparency, visible range, and refresh interval.
- Active layer drop-down menu—Choose a layer to work with.
- Click the back button to return to the layer list.
- Switch layers at any time using the Active layer drop-down menu in the layer options pane.