You can capture vector and image data from the displayed map on the Windows clipboard, in Adobe PDF format or PostScript format. You can then import the clipboard data, PDF file, or PostScript file into many different programs depending on the program’s ability to paste in the clipboard data, or import PDF or PostScript formats, certainly including most software from Adobe, among others. When capturing the map view to the clipboard or by making a PDF or PostScript file, you get the vector data, but all georeferencing information (position on the ground) is lost. You may be able to place and scale the captured data with sufficient accuracy for your needs by using an orthophoto or other base layer of known position and visually finding references common to both the base layer and the captured data you are placing. You can only capture as much as you can fit on your screen. These methods do not download the complete underlying GIS data layer(s). To ensure that you are getting the best possible data to capture, see Optimizing Orthophotos, Imagery and Map Details. You should also turn off any map layers that you don’t want to capture. For instance, if you want parcels, turn off the street layers. If you want both parcels and streets but don’t want them co-mingled, capture them separately with just one layer (parcels or streets) turned on in the MapGuide legend. Copying the displayed map to the Windows clipboard places the map as both a bit-mapped image and as vector data on the clipboard. When pasting the clipboard contents into another program, the program’s capabilities determine whether the bit-mapped image or the vector data is used. Generally, most users use the bit-mapped image from the clipboard by pasting into an image-aware program such as Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and many others. However, vector-based programs such as Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDraw use the vector data from the clipboard. You can capture the data from the displayed map in PDF format by installing a PDF converter as a virtual PDF printer driver on your PC. The converter then appears in your list of installed printers on your PC. You can then ‘print’ the map as you would with any other printer, but the result is ‘printed’ to a PDF file at a location you specify on your computer. There are many PDF converters available. One we’ve tried that works well is the free doPDF program which appears as ‘doPDF v6’ in your list of printers. If you have Adobe Acrobat Professional, it installs a virtual PDF printer on your PC that appears as ‘Adobe PDF’ in your list of printers. 33 N. Stone Ave., 15th Fl. Mail-Stop Code DTBAB17-425 Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: (520) 724-6670 Fax: (520) 791-6588 Source.