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DS Mapbook

September 15 2009 | 2 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

How do you create a A4 portrait index in DSMapbook for an atlas?

Mapping Center Answer:

First, set your map document's page size to A4.  Then, in layout view, set the data frame size based on your requirements.  Not much to go on with your phrasing, but it sounds like you want the data frame to occupy the entire page.  To do that, use the data frame properties and then the Size and Position tab to set the origin of the data frame to 0,0, and then set the height and width to match the page size.

I know there is functionality for generating a grid in DSMapBook, but we've never used it for this sort of purpose and it's not a supported product, so you'll have to figure that out for yourself.  The only guidance I can think of is add your data, and set your map scale, and that will give you some idea of the number of tiles (rows & columns) you'll require from the grid.

Install posted by Rebecca Squyres on Mar 23 2011 8:28AM
Is there a DS Mapbook for Windows7 64bit that will run?
Switch to Data Driven Pages and arcpy posted by Aileen Buckley on Mar 23 2011 12:24PM
DS Mapbook is a sample that is not in current development of maintenance. The idea was so good that we rolled a lot of the functionality into core ArcGIS. You will now be able to find the ability to create map books in the core software in ArcGIS version 10 using Data Driven Pages and arcpy.

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