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00017: Data frame has at least one annotation group that is enabled and contains graphics

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A data frame in your document contains map graphics. Map graphics increase the memory footprint of a loaded document, which leads to performance degradation. Due to these side effects, map graphics are not supported in map services.


  • Convert map graphics to features using the Convert Graphics to Features command. Choose the Automatically delete graphics after conversion option to ensure that the graphics are removed from the map.
  • An alternative is to turn off all the map annotation groups to ensure that they are not visible and won't be saved to a service definition.

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Text graphics will be converted to geodatabase annotation when using the Convert Graphics to Features command. Geodatabase annotation offers better drawing performance and a more efficient editing experience than map annotation.