Information about the .mxd (mxd) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .mxd (mxd) file type.

.mxd
ESRI ArcGIS map document file.

Each ArcGIS map document contains a page layout and one or more maps. Each map in turn can have multiple layers, tables, charts and reports associated with it.

The .mxd files are binary files in a proprietary format. They can only be opened and used using ESRI ArcGIS tools.

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .mxd files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .mxd. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.