enter image description hereI am trying to create an index page using a customized index polygon featureclass that I created. Is there a way to do that without using the grid index features tool, which is more for set sized grids, but for a customized polygon set?

  • The Grid Index Features tool is for creating a feature class that can be the source of an index layer. Can you include a picture of what you want your index "page" to look like please?
    – PolyGeo
    May 6, 2016 at 19:43
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  • There is a picture button that you can use when you edit your question to post an image there. Potential answerers are not always willing to follow links to try and piece a question together.
    – PolyGeo
    May 9, 2016 at 12:32
  • just added picture now May 9, 2016 at 12:37
  • How does that index page relate to the map layouts generated by Data Driven Pages?
    – PolyGeo
    May 9, 2016 at 12:42

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One option to look into if the polygons you have fall in a relatively linear fashion, you could consider using the Strip Map Index Features (Cartography) geoprocessing tool: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00s900000034000000

  • I tried using the strip map index features tool and used the selection by location to select out only the ones that contain the index polygon feature, but there was too much overlap of polygons and some of the areas that i needed covered didn't end up getting covered. May 9, 2016 at 12:12

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