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I'm trying to create a mapbook using ArcGIS 10.1 data driven pages. Its quite large and I want to create match lines or labels so that if you are looking at a page, there is text/labels showing you which page is adjacent to the top, bottom, left, right.

If I remember, correctly, this option was part of the data driven pages toolbar in 10.0, but it doesn't seem to be there now?

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You have to prepare you data before hand with adjacency fields
using the calculate adjacency fields tool

This tool creates eight new fields whose names are a combination of the in_field name and direction. Direction is abbreviated. For example, if the in_field name is "PageName" the new field names created by the tool would include: "PageName_N", "PageName_NE", "PageName_E", "PageName_SE", "PageName_S", "PageName_SW", "PageName_W" and "PageName_NW". If the in_field name is "MyPoly" the new field names would include: "MyPoly_N", "MyPoly_NE", "MyPoly_E", "MyPoly_SE", "MyPoly_S", "MyPoly_SW", "MyPoly_W" and "MyPoly_NW".

You cannot specify names for the new fields. The tool uses default names, though you can change field names after the tool has been run.

You can use fields from a joined table.

I think this is actually what you want.
neighbor label
There are many other label objects you can use.
dynamic labels
I prefer to use the locator map. you can set it to highlight and label the current page differently than the neighbor pages.

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