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I would like a python script to run every time a .mxd is opened. However, the link above uses VBA to do it, which ESRI suggests migrating away from....


I am looking for way to do it with python.


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Stick with VBA in 10.0 as it's the only way to (easily) do it, 10.1 has Python Add-Ins which will let you run Python when you open a document (newDocument, openDocument events).

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    Links in answer are broken but I found what I needed to do this here.
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 23, 2013 at 10:36

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