I know how to create an extent indicator in Layout View, but I have no idea how to create one for Data View. I have 25 bookmarks created for Data View and what I need to do is to display all of them in Data View. I work in ArcMap 10.3.

  • create a polygon feature class, zoom in to bookmark, draw a polygon around the extent, and repeat – Midavalo May 13 '16 at 20:50
  • alternatively use graphics rather than a polygon feature class – Midavalo May 13 '16 at 20:50

The ListBookmarks function documentation includes:

ListBookmarks example 3

This sample will convert each bookmark in a map document to a feature.

A copy/paste of that sample with some minor edits to match your environment should enable you to draw the extents of all your bookmarks in Data View (and Layout View).

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