Fully Automated Export to PDF with Embedded Tables using Python
Track: Python for Arcgis
Authors: Eric Mahaffey
Generating PDF files from ArcMap layouts with embedded tables creates issues using standard methods. Exporting directly from ArcMap, produces a table without grid lines. Using the arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF function drops the table entirely.
Using the arcpy.mapping.PrintMap function within a custom Python Add-In Extension, I developed a solution that exports to a PDF without any anomalies. This was integrated into an automated process that users can utilize for dynamic map updates.