You can use published map files to share map documents and associated data from ArcMap with ArcReader users. A published map file is created within ArcMap, using the Publisher extension, and contains the map and all of the associated data.
Learn about other ESRI software formats you can use to share data.
Exporting GIS Data as a Published Map File from ArcMap for Use in ArcReader
In ArcMap, you will need to activate the Publisher extension and then activate the …
What is the most efficient way to collaborate on a project with users and nonusers of Esri’s software products, such as ArcGIS (ArcMap), ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (ArcExplorer), ArcGIS Online, and ArcReader?
You can use several approaches to package information (data and map) from a map created in ArcMap and share it with others – ArcMap users and non-ArcMap users alike.
By using the file types listed in the tables below, you can allow collaborators to provide data accuracy or location …