I symbolized a parcel shapefile in ArcGIS 10 with about 2 dozen different colors. I need to use this in ArcGIS 9.3 as well, so I saved it as a .lyr file. This works fine in 10. But when I go to 9.3, I can add the shapefile, but not the .lyr file, or import it for symbolization (geometry doesn't match error). Is there a way to make a .lyr file in 10 so that 9 will recognize it? The .lyr file comes from the same shapefile, so I don't know why it wouldn't recognize it. I want to use this symbolization for a half dozen shapefiles a/o feature classes, so really don't want to manually recreate it. Thanks.
This probably is not the correct answer.
But if you use the create layer package utility it will create (a copy of the data) both 9.3, and 10 versions of the lyr files.
So, what I am trying to say is it is in there somewhere (the capability).
This is not the solution because the lyr file is pointing to the wrong data (copy). Brad