I had an excel sheet listing addresses that I imported into ArcGIS and geocoded which created a File Geodatabase Feature Class of all the points. I am trying to display the map where it disperses points that are overlapping, but it keeps telling me the input is wrong for the tool Disperse Markers (Geocoding_result.lyr does not contain representations)...to what and how do I convert the geocoded results to have the correct input to use for the tool Disperse Markers? Using ArcGIS 10.5

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    .lyr files don't contain geometries (they only contains symbologies). You need to work with a file that contains geometries – Vale Nov 8 '18 at 15:49
  • okay do you think it would work if I converted it to a shapefile? – tugboat789 Nov 8 '18 at 15:53
  • Don't you have a feature class of the points? the feature class have geometries – Vale Nov 8 '18 at 15:54
  • forgive my confusion- when I go to the excel sheet from the catalog and click "geocode addresses" it creates a File Geodatabase Feature Class. and when i go to input that into the tool it won't work. – tugboat789 Nov 8 '18 at 16:12
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    figured it out! right clicking on the layer allows me to see a "convert symbology to representation", which worked – tugboat789 Nov 8 '18 at 17:28

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