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I've always wanted an automatic process for these tools instead of having to click insert again and again. It seems easy but I can't do it in modelbuilder and I can't seem to find anyone making a script for it on the web. I want to use a certain north arrow and scale bar each time.

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I agree this would be a pretty cool add-in. One click and it adds 'em all. –  MLowry Oct 5 '11 at 11:57
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This does sound like a good candidate for a Add-In. I used to do something like this years ago with VBA - all of the items you need should be accessible via ArcObjects. –  Chad Cooper Oct 5 '11 at 12:09
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Have you looked into setting up a map template with your prefered map elements? It may be a good workaround for you in the short term.

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I used to do it that way but it is only good for new projects –  Brad Nesom Oct 5 '11 at 13:37
    
thanks, yea its good if you use map templates, but atm I don't use the same style maps. Damn I really thought there could be an easy way to do it. –  Nevu Oct 6 '11 at 6:44
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