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Is there a out-of-the-box tool in ArcGIS 10 (Editor) that would allow me to easily create a polygon feature from the current map extent or to convert a bookmark to a polygon feature.

I am not interested in a programmatic or a 3rd party solution.

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I've since made an Add-in for this. If anyone's interested you can download it here: arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=a9b032f739254ebeb6221c9294ebc886 –  Jakub Jul 9 '12 at 14:06
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Unfortunately, there is no inbuilt tool for this. There are ways and means to do it programmatically or through the UI in a round about way, but no out of the box tool will do this for you.

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Thanks a bunch. Just wanted to make sure before I write an Add-on. –  Jakub Sep 26 '11 at 14:34
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The tool can now be downloaded here: arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=a9b032f739254ebeb6221c9294ebc886 –  Jakub Jul 9 '12 at 14:05
    
@Jakub That is Nice! –  Devdatta Tengshe Jul 10 '12 at 13:13
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Not in ArcGIS 10 but - fTools which is built in to QuantumGIS (QGIS) has a tool under 'Research Tools' called 'Polygon from layer extent'.

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sorry, just saw, "I am not interested in a programmatic or a 3rd party solution.". I only read your title and didn't read the description word for word. –  oeon Sep 26 '11 at 22:06
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