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I have a map book created via the Data Driven Pages tool in ArcGIS. Specifically, I used the Strip Map option when I created the book. And I have employed the 'Angle' attribute of the index layer in order to rotate each page so that the route is (generally) shown west-to-east, with the north arrow turning dynamically with each page.

Now, I understand the labeling options for the Data Driven pages. But I don't want to merely label the pages - I want to create vertical match lines that appear on each page. Can this be done, even as each record of the index is turned 'upright'?

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Are you able to elaborate on or provide an illustration showing what you mean by "vertical match lines"? I've produced strip maps long before DDP but can't picture what you mean. –  PolyGeo May 15 '13 at 12:27
I would like to have match lines on each page (and in the same place on each page - say 1" from the left and right borders). My index layer is 15 pages and I'm using the 'Angle' attribute of the layer to keep each page horizontal (the dynamic north arrow rotates). I thought about inserting polylines in each rectangle of the index but then they would rotate as the pages advanced. I could send you a PDF that was sent to me that appears to do what I need... I just don't know how to create match lines as they did. –  Jim Cunningham May 15 '13 at 14:43
Feel free to email PDF to graeme@polygeo.com.au but let me know if it is OK to use a screen grab from it to add into your question. –  PolyGeo May 15 '13 at 21:59
I received Jim's images and can see that this is a sophisticated requirement. Matchlines seem to be designed to enable someone to line up their map book pages and I think this is only simple to do if all strip maps are drawn at the same scale and at the same approximate angle. There is some background to this request worth reviewing that shows Jim has put considerable research into his requirement before posting here. –  PolyGeo May 17 '13 at 10:48
I still don't understand what is needed. Is it something like "extent rectangle"? Could you please add an illustration (if Jim agrees). –  radouxju Feb 25 '14 at 7:35

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