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Is there a way to have the "store relative pathnames to data sources" box checked as the default rather than always having to go into the document properties and check the box? ArcMap 10.0.

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Yes, in ArcMap 10 you'll want to go to the Customize pulldown--> General Tab--> and under the "General" category, check the last option:

"Make relative paths the default for new map documents"

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Awesome! Thank you so much for your help! – Tim Feb 23 '12 at 16:31
@Tim, great, you'll just want to place a "check" next to the answer to accept it and complete the process. – RyanDalton Feb 23 '12 at 16:58
Sorry :/ I am a noob! Still learnin.. greatly appreciate your help though! – Tim Feb 23 '12 at 17:33

If you are working locally and not on a network, then the default should persist. If you are working on a network, then this should have been set up before they made the image.

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