I want to create several dozen maps where all have a field with a range from 0 to 100.

I need to classify these into symbology classes every 15 and make a legend out of this.

However, the map I am currently using only has values from 55-100, and the others will certainly have a different range (maybe from 20-95 as an example).

I tried creating manual classes but when typing "15,30, and 45 it reverts these break values to the lowest number in the current shapefile, which is 55.

However I still need to create a legend showing all these classifications and it needs to show what color a score of 15 would be even if there is not one in the map.

Manual Classification

Symbology Classes

  • 1
    Merge 2-3 feature classes with extreme values and use it as layout.
    – FelixIP
    Feb 4, 2020 at 21:36
  • I can't duplicate your problem in 10.6. I can set breaks that don't exist in my data. What did you do exactly?
    – danak
    Feb 5, 2020 at 0:22
  • Reclassifying your data with new data field would be much helpful to you. Feb 5, 2020 at 5:13
  • I right clicked on the layer, went to symbology settings, opened the quantities option for symbology, clicked "Classify..." and then changed the breaks to manual. I then tried to change them to be below 55 and it wouldn't accept these changes and would revert all those numbers below 55 to be exactly 55
    – sploog
    Feb 5, 2020 at 14:12
  • If your just using it for a legend; why not just create a shape with a low value of 0 and high value of 100? Then, you can turn the new layer off and add it to the legend - make sure it displays in the legend while off with the legend settings - and design the legend values with that layer.
    – jdavid05
    Feb 5, 2020 at 22:44


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