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I'm wondering if I can set up a hot key to zoom to 1:4500 whenever I use it.

Also if I can set up a hot key to zoom in to 1:1250.

I have these two extents set up in the custom extent area and when I use my mouse scroll they come up but I want to be able to hit Ctrl + Q or something along those lines and then my map will zoom to 1:4500.

Is this possible or can you only set up the hot key to turn on zoom where you zoom in by drawing a box on the area?

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    If you are familiar with Add-Ins and developing them, you could develop a button that sets the map to your desired scale of 1:4500, and then set a hot-key to trigger that button. Then create another button that sets the scale to 1:1250, set a separate hot-key for that, and you're all set. The DataFrame object has a scale property that you can set: resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/DataFrame/… – Dan Jurgella Sep 24 '15 at 17:43
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I think that you should investigate the suggestion of @DanJurgella:

If you are familiar with Add-Ins and developing them, you could develop a button that sets the map to your desired scale of 1:4500, and then set a hot-key to trigger that button. Then create another button that sets the scale to 1:1250, set a separate hot-key for that, and you're all set. The DataFrame object has a scale property that you can set: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#/DataFrame/00s300000003000000/

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You could try using bookmarks.

It would zoom to a specific extent at a specific location. You would just have to enter the extent, save the bookmark, and click back to that bookmark whenever the user is choosing that extent.

  • Yeah I have 100's of bookmarks but that's just specific locations I go back to. The point of having these hot keys would be to use them on the fly and therefor have no reason to go back to the bookmarks. – Sjolster31 Sep 24 '15 at 13:29

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