I'm a bit new to GIS in general so apologies for the newbish question but in ArcGIS 10 I'm trying to get it so my map is only for my local city government (where all my data is) and a small surrounding area. I'd like to have it set up so that by dragging the scroll bars I'm confined to that area instead of the current scrolling around the entire earth. It renders the scroll bars useless besides a quick arrow nudge here or there. I've tried different extent settings on my data frame from this page from ESRI to no avail. I want to still be able to zoom in to inspect features closer but all viewing extent settings seem to disable zooming in and out. Is my base map causing a problem since it's worldwide imagery? All my other data is confined to my city and some small surrounding area. Am I out of luck in doing this? Thanks in advance!
You mentioned that you looked at that from the ESRI link you posted. That link only focuses on the Extent portion of that dialog tab. Do you get what you want if you...
- Zoom to the extent you want
- Open the Data Frame Properties (View-->Data Fram Properties) and select the Data Frame tab
- In the middle of the dialog box is the 'Extent Used By Full Extent Command'...select the 'Other' option and click the 'Specifiy Extent' box
- Select the 'Current Visible Extent' option and OK your way back out of all dialogs