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Convert .mxd with embedded VBA command button to ArcMap 10

I'm trying to convert an .mxd file from an older version to ArcMap 10. The old version had two simple VBA scripts attached to toolbar buttons. I am trying to convert this .mxd to ArcMap 10. For ...
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How can I load VBA customizations stored in a “document-level custom template” into a Map Document created from a “Normal.mxt” template in ArcGIS 10?

I have all kinds of custom tools that are called from UI Controls stored in a document-level map document (my custom template). In earlier versions of ArcGIS these were stored in the global-level ...
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Stacking labels in ArcMap without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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Assertion Error when attempting arcpy.mapping.AddLayer

Whenever I attempt to use AddLayer it gives me: Runtime error <type 'exceptions.AssertionError'> This is what I've been using: arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(MainDF, ...
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Does ArcMap have non-breaking space for labels? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a non-breaking space in ArcMap? I particularly need it for labels. &amp; gives me a & but &nbsp; doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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How do you view multiple tables at the same time in ArcMap 10?

My original question was: How do you undock the tables in the ArcMap attribute window? because that's how I thought it should work in the new ArcGIS 10 docking environment. Either it isn't ...
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Unwanted Italicization of Symbol Text (ArcMap 9.3.1)?

So I am running in to a problem that has got me stumped. I'm working on a road systems map, and there are a few symbols with text in the middle. The problem is that the text within the badge, ...
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How to create a pop-up box if a condition is true in a table? (ArcMap 10)

I'm creating a script that will grab layout data from a table for the current Building Number of the current building my map series is on. It works fine, but I need it to pop up a window if multiple ...
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realtime maps for coastal zone using arcmap10 with added layers

i would like to make the best mapping serices for clients for exact mapping layers for High tide line and low tide line ( which the data is being collected physically in x,y format) with this data ...
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How to prevent automatic new line when labeling point feature class?

I have a point feature class that I am labelling with the string "EXIT" for a majority of points, but some points will be longer, such as "EXIT into Pacific". I wrote a labeling script that will ...
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Arc node topology in ArcMap

I would like to implement an arc node topology in arcmap. Do you know how can i build node topology from line layer in ArcMap 9.3.1?
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Cannot spatially select from Oracle view based featurelayer in ArcMap

I'm hoping someone has seen this before and has a solution. I've exhausted all my ideas. I having problems with the selection and identify tool in ArcMap. I have a point feature class, zlevels, ...
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How to create a button in Arcmap 10 to run a Python program?

I have a script that I want to run within ArcMap when a button in a toolbar is clicked, and so far I have only been able to make the script into a script tool. I need it to run as a command, not as a ...
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How to disable and enable drawing in ArcMap using Python?

The script that I'm writing repositions two data frames and sets their extents. When doing this, it redraws the entire Active View 4 times, slowing the script substantially. Pressing F9 or ...
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Runaway memory usage with Event Layers in ArcGIS Engine and Desktop?

I have an ArcEngine application, based off an MXD with an axMapControl. Several of the layers in the map are event layers built with XY data in a SQL table. It has routing info applied from a ...
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How do i popup a context menu with custom command items in a Select tool OnMouseDown (Right Click) with VB .Net?

This should be simple... I am converting VBA customization to VB .NET in VS 2008 Express Edition. In VBA i have a custom selection tool. Aside from just selecting features, when OnMouseDown receives ...
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Is there a way to “disperse markers” across multiple point layers?

I have a bunch of point layers which often have overlapping features. The disperse markers geoprocessing tool works within a layer but is there a way to do it across more than one layer, so none of ...
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How can I change the class of one pixel in a classified image?

I have a classified image (I did it in ERDAS) with six categories. There are some misclassified pixels (especially high-density urban category). Is there any way that I can choose one pixel and then ...
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How do I create forms using Geodatabase's related tables in ArcPad Studio 10?

I have a Geodatabase with a Points table and number of related tables. The reason for the related tables is because of the large number of fields. The relationships are reconginsed by ArcGIS and ...
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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap?

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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Why can't I see my globe service in ArcMap?

I want to explore it in ArcMap or in ArcExplorer but both cannot "see" it. For the other resources like map services everything is working well. I can add that the service is started and in a ...
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How to get a list of adjacent lots to a road in ArcMAP and PostGIS/QGIS?

In the following map, I have: A line / road layer A parcel / lot layer The Task: Find and count the list of lots adjacent to the road with their types (parcel_type is a field in the parcel ...
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How to get the envelope of all the features in a feature class in Arcmap?

I would like to get a single envelope of all the features in a feature class. Is there any way to do that in ArcMap?
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Is ArcGIS Desktop still affected by stacked toolbars bug (NIM003161) when opening MXD on multi-monitor configurations?

In ArcMap 9.3, we had issues with our toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where they were placed. This was mainly an issue on dual monitor workstations and we would occasionally see the ...
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Is it possible to Automate label settings with ArcMap 9.3.1

We have several users that are using ArcMap, and have asked me to create a fairly complicated label scheme. I have created several classes, each with different Expressions describing the labels. I ...
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Requirements for BaseCustomLayer in ArcScene?

What must be implemented/included to add a layer deriving from BaseCustomLayer to ArcScene? I have had success adding a BaseCustomLayer to ArcMap by implementing Draw, AreaOfInterest, Cached, ...
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Vertically docking Tools toolbar to left of map and right of TOC in ArcMap 10.x?

In general, I really like the docking environment in ArcGIS 10. As I was showing off ArcGIS 10 to some of my end-users, I couldn't get the toolbar docked to the left of the map and to the right of ...
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Is the order in which ArcMap loads Extensions, Toolbars and Commands defined?

When you extend Esri's ArcMap with both an Extension, a Toolbar and a number of Commands, is the order in which these categories are loaded by ArcMap well-defined? (I.e. are Commands always loaded ...
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Create a projection to emphasize a given direction in ArcMap?

Suppose one had a dataset (centered on a given coordinate) of lines that were very close together in terms of longitude but also had important turns/bends far separated by latitude. In order to map ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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Arcmap: attach python script to a button?

In ArcMap 9.x how can I attach a python script to a button?
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Custom scalebar units in ArcMap?

Is it possible to create a scalebar in ArcMap that shows distances in custom units? I understand how to do this manually, but it would be great if I could define a custom unit of measurement (let's ...
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How to connect to PostGIS database from ArcMap?

How can I connect to a PostGIS database from ArcMap? Solutions for ArcGIS 9.3, 10.0 and later are acceptable. Ideally, I would like to be able to perform spatially enabled queries and receive the ...
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How can I print a bunch of Arcmap mxd's all at once?

I have a folder with a dozen Arcmap compositions (.mxd files) I need to print. They're all ready to go, I don't need to do any editing. Do I really have to open up each one, wait to refresh, and press ...
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Web-based map authoring with ArcGIS Server?

I am embarking on a project in which users will author, save, and share their own maps over the web. We will provide them with a large number of feature classes, but users will effectively author ...