I have a large map with an inset. In Arc9.3 I was able to copy that inset data frame into another mxd to use again as another inset - it is set up exactly how it is needed. Rather than re-build a new dataframe and add all the layers and symbolize, its way easier to re-use a dataframe already created. When I try to do this in Arc10.0, the dataframe copies okay however when I try and access the dataframe properties, it crashes ArcMap. (The only adjustment I need to do in the properties is to reset the map extent frame.) The steps I took to access properties, right click & choose properties. Upon chosing properties, ArcMap crashes. This process worked so smoothly and without error in previous versions. I feel frustrated with this simple task. Is there another way to re-use an existing dataframe, without ArcMap crashing?
Not every time, but sometimes this error pops up before the crash: