Using a fixed scale
Using the Fixed Scale option for scale and extent creates a fixed scale that is static for all the map sheets in your series. The extent of the data frame can either resize to the extent of the AOI at the set scale, or it can remain the same size. You can decide whether or not the data frame is resized.
- Click Fixed Scale in the Scale and Extent list.
Type a value in the Scale text box.
This number represents the scale for all the map sheets in the map series. For a scale of 1:10,000, for example, type 10000.
Choose one of the available data frame size options.
- The Do Not Resize Data Frame option allows you to stretch or shrink the data frame interactively. The tool will not resize the data frame, and the AOI feature will be scaled to the fixed scale specified. Since the scale is fixed, depending on the size, the entire AOI feature extent may or may not fit within the resulting data frame. If you choose this option, proceed to step 7.
- The Resize Data Frame to Fit Area of Interest option will automatically resize the data frame to fit to the edge of the AOI feature after any buffer and rotation angles have been calculated. If you choose this option, proceed to step 4.
- The Set Data Frame Size option sets the data frame to a fixed height and width. If you attempt to interactively resize it, it will return to the specified size. If you choose this option, you need to define the data frame's size.
Type a value in the Width and Height text boxes.
These values represent the width and height of the data frame if you have chosen to maintain its size and define it accordingly.
Click the Units drop-down arrows for the width and height and choose the unit of measurement you want to use to define the data frame's extent for each one.
The available units of measurement range from inches, points, and centimeters to nautical miles, decimal degrees, and decimeters. If you have changed the units for either the height or width, you must be sure to change it for the other so they match.
Click the Unit Type drop-down arrows for the width and height and choose whether you want to use page or map units for each one.
You can choose page or map units. Choosing page units creates the data frame according to the space available on the page. Using map units means that the data frame is created according to the size of the AOI feature.
If you have changed the unit of measurement for either the height or the width, you must be sure to change it for the other so they match.
The Dynamic Definition Query dialog box appears.
- Proceed to one of the following: