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1.5 Exploring the ArcMap Interface

The Layout view in ArcMap is used for composing maps, while nearly everything else from viewing data and performing GIS analyses are performed in the Data View in ArcMap. This topic shows you how to open, close and dock the Table Of Contents, ArcCatalog and Search Windows as well as how to add and remove toolbars. Finally, this tutorial gives a brief overview of the Standard and Tools toolbars.


1. Exploring the ArcGIS Interface Tutorial and Data for the tutorial

2. Video: Opening a Map Document

3. Video: Opening, Closing and Docking Windows

4. Video: Adding and Removing Toolbars in ArcMap

Last updated Dec. 14, 2016. Resources updated regularly.