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2 9. Hold down C.2 9. To switch direction of the mouse roll.2 9.2 9. Hold down Z.2 9.2 9. Ctrl + click to center and zoom in.2 Center map. Open context menu of useful commands.2 . Suspend the map’s drawing.2 9. Go to full extent. Temporarily change to Continuous Zoom/ Pan tool.0 Zoom in on box you define. or hold down mouse wheel until cursor changes. Hold down mouse wheel and drag. Shortcut F5 F9 Roll the mouse wheel backward and forward. In layout view.2 10. Nudge or scroll map. 9.2 9.2 9.Map Navigation Function Refresh and redraw the display. Temporarily change to Pan tool. Roam.2 9. End. Page Up. Toggle among Zoom In tool. Go back to the previous extent. Pan. then drag mouse. Hold down B. Hold down Q and move mouse. Temporarily change to Zoom Out tool. Hold down Shift while you perform the shortcut with the mouse. Zoom in and out. Click mouse wheel. Go forward to the next extent. Introduced 9.2 9.1 9.1 9. Zoom to layer’s extent.2 9. or Pan tool when one is active. Temporarily change to Zoom In tool. apply the three mouse navigation shortcuts listed above to the data frame rather than the page. 9. go to the ArcMap™ Options dialog box. Page Down < > Right-click map in data view with any tool.2 9. Zoom Out tool. Hold down X. Hold down Ctrl for a finer zoom. Arrow keys or Home. F6 Insert Alt + click layer name in the table of contents. Ctrl + hold down mouse wheel and drag.
Activate data frame.1 9.Table of Contents Window Function Put keyboard focus on the Table of Contents window.1 9.1 9. Expand/Contract selected items. or move layers between data frames instead of copying. Put keyboard focus back on the map from the Table of Contents window (or the Catalog window in ArcGIS® 10).1 9. 9.1 9.1 9.3 9. Turn layer you clicked on.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.keys Ctrl + click an expansion control Spacebar Ctrl + spacebar Ctrl + click a check box F11 (or Alt + click data frame’s name) Ctrl + Tab Shift + F10 or right-click F2 F12 (or Enter) Ctrl + click or Shift + click Hold down Ctrl and drag and drop.3 . Expand/Contract all the items at that level. Select the first item in the Table of Contents window.1 9. Select multiple layers in the Table of Contents window. Turn on/off selected layers. Open Properties dialog box of a selected item.1 Left/Right arrows or + and .3 9. Turn on/off all layers. Turn on/off all layers at that hierarchical level or all selected layers. Shortcut F3 (or click inside the table of contents [TOC]) Esc (or click the map) Introduced 9. Copy layers inside a data frame instead of reordering them. Rename selected item. Cycle through each data frame and activate it.1 Home End Alt + click check box on TOC 9. Select the last item in the Table of Contents window. Open context menu for selected item. turn all other layers off.1 9.
2 9. Work sequentially through table. Ctrl + tab Ctrl + double-click Ctrl + T or Ctrl + Enter Right-click field name.2 9. Open table for any item in the table of contents.0 9. Zoom in and out on table window. Toggle between tables in the table window. Select all records. Deselect all records. Go to cell to right and wrap around to next row down.1 9. Turn off any field.2 9. Go to first cell in the current column. Sort field. Go to last cell in the current column.2 9. Open tables for selected items in table of contents. Turn off current field. Zoom to selected features.2 9. Deselect row.2 .1 9. Go to cell below.2 9. selecting each record in turn.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9. Open context menu of field management commands.0 10.2 9. Open context menu of selection and navigation commands. Right-click gray cell to the left of a record.2 9. Ctrl + double-click field name Ctrl + H Ctrl + roll mouse wheel Ctrl + A (or Shift + click top left gray cell) Ctrl + Shift + A (or click top left gray cell) Ctrl + U (or Ctrl + click top left gray cell) Backspace Ctrl + Enter Enter Tab Ctrl + up arrow Ctrl + down arrow Ctrl + Shift + = Introduced 10.Tables Function View multiple tables side by side in the table window. Double-click field name. Shortcut Inside the table window.2 9.2 10. drag and drop a table’s tab to the desired position. Switch selection.3 9.
3 10. Open Field Calculator dialog box for the current field. Delete the selected records during edit session. Print the table.2 9.3 9. Reselect highlighted records in Show Selected Records mode.1 9. Open Properties dialog box for a field.1 9.2 10. Open Calculate Geometry dialog box for the current field.2 9. Ctrl + E Ctrl + Shift + C F2 Esc Delete Ctrl + Shift + Z Alt + double-click field name Ctrl + Shift + P Ctrl + Shift + N Ctrl + Shift + F Ctrl + Shift + G Shift + double-click field name (or Ctrl + Shift + S) Ctrl + Shift + U Ctrl + Shift + R Ctrl + P Introduced 9.3 9. Copy current cell value or selected records to the clipboard.3 9. Unsort by setting all advanced sort options to <None>. . Cancel editing and restore cell’s original value.1 9.2 10.3 9.2 9. Open Advanced Field Sorting dialog box. Identify the current feature. Start or stop an edit session. Start editing a cell. Zoom to feature represented by a record and select it. Zoom to the current feature. Restore default column widths.2 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.Tables Function (continued) Shortcut Ctrl + 8 Ctrl + = Ctrl + N Ctrl + I Hold down Ctrl + double-click gray cell to the left of record. Open Properties dialog box for the current field. Toggle between showing all field aliases on/off.1 Flash the current feature. Pan to the current feature and flash it.2 10.3 9.
Editing Features Function Create a segment parallel to an existing one. Add a point to a sketch by delta x. 9. Finish the sketch. Create a segment at an exact angle. Finish a part of the sketch to create a multipart feature.1 9.1 . N or click the selection chip.3 9. 9.1 Edit tool: Toggle through selected features within the selection tolerance to select the correct one when there are multiple overlapping features.1 9. Delete the sketch.1 9.1 9. Shortcut Ctrl + P or Constrain Parallel on Feature Construction toolbar Ctrl + E or Constrain Perpendicular on Feature Construction toolbar Ctrl + A Ctrl + L Ctrl + G F6 Ctrl + Delete F2 Shift + double-click Ctrl + Z Ctrl + D Spacebar Introduced 9.1 9.1 Hold down Ctrl while you hover over the selection anchor. Open the Edit Sketch Properties window. Edit.y.1 P E 10. click the selection anchor and drag it to the new location. Temporarily suspend snapping (especially useful when tracing along features).0 9.1 9. Enter coordinate by value. Create a segment at an exact angle and length. Toggle between feature creation. Undo last edit.1 9. Create a segment perpendicular to an existing one. When the pointer changes to the “move” pointer. and Edit Annotation tools when one is active.1 9. Create a segment at an exact length.1 9. Edit tool: Move the selection anchor (the “x”) for a selected feature.1 9.
0 10. Use the sticky move tolerance on the Editing Options dialog box to set a minimum number of pixels your pointer must move on the screen before a selected feature is moved.1) temporarily show or hide the Feature Construction toolbar. Use feature templates to predefine the layer where a feature will be stored.Editing Tips and Time-Savers Tip When editing in ArcMap.1 10. Map topology and the topology editing tools are available at all ArcGIS for Desktop license levels. This helps prevent features from being accidentally moved small distances when they are clicked with the Edit tool. In this way. Use the Topology toolbar to build a map topology so you can make simultaneous updates to features that are connected and share geometry. drag the Start Editing.1 . Press the Tab key to move or (in 10.0 9. particularly when working over dark imagery. With the Customize dialog box open. Utilize snapping to position new vertices and segments and move features more accurately. Mini-toolbars provide quick access to commonly used commands when editing.0 10. Introduced 9. and Save Edits commands out of the Editor pull-down menu and onto the Editor toolbar itself. Enable editor tracking on your geodatabase datasets to record the date and time when a feature is created or edited. and the Edit Vertices toolbar contains tools for selecting and manipulating vertices. the Measure tool.0 10. Stop Editing. you can do on-the-fly unit conversion if you specify the unit type when you type a distance. Use the Editing Options dialog box to change the colors of the edit sketch vertices and segments so they are easier to see when creating or editing features. and the username of the editor who makes the changes. This information is entered automatically in attribute fields in the dataset. Double-click a feature template in the Create Features window to set up the editing environment with these properties. Right-click with most editing tools to open a menu containing additional commands. The Feature Construction toolbar helps you digitize segments.1 9.1 10. Snapping is also used by the georeferencing tools. the attributes a feature will be created with. the feature construction tools provide commands that help you place vertices and segments. For example. you can access those commands with one click.1 9. and the default tool to be used to create that feature. and the interactive selection tools. All the settings you need to work with snapping are located on the Snapping toolbar.0 10.
Activate Erase tool. (In previous releases. drag a folder onto the Folder Connections top-level folder in the Catalog window or in ArcCatalog™ to make a folder connection to that folder. Activate Warp tool.2 . the dialog box just needs to be open for you to rearrange the user interface.3 9.Representations Function Activate/Switch between Select/Direct Select tools. click Customize > Customize Mode to enter the mode where you can drag controls around on any pull-down menus and toolbars to rearrange the user interface the way you want.3 9.3 General Tips and Time-Savers Tip In any application.3 9. Activate Orient tool and open the Angle dialog box. Activate/Switch between Insert Bezier/Delete Bezier tools.3 9. Activate/Switch between Lasso Select/Lasso Direct Select tools. Activate Resize tool and open the Ratio dialog box.3 9. Activate Mask tool.3 9. Activate/Switch between Insert Vertex/Delete Vertex tools.3 9. Shortcut G L I U Y W P E K R O S M F Introduced 9. Activate Move Parallel tool.3 9.) Rename your folder connections in the Catalog window or in ArcCatalog to give them more meaningful names.1 9. In ArcGIS 10. Activate Rotate tool and open the Angle dialog box.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 9. drag a folder onto the Catalog entry at the top of the Catalog tree to create a folder connection to it. Activate Offset tool and open the Offsets dialog box. You don’t need to drag controls out of the Customize dialog box. Activate/Switch between Insert Control Point/Delete Control Point tools. Activate Move tool and open the Offsets dialog box. Introduced 9.1 9.3 9.
9.2 Use the Window > Viewer command or the Create Viewer Window tool on the Data Frame Tools toolbar to open windows that let you view multiple scales at once. cancel.0 10.General Tips and Time-Savers Tip (continued) Introduced 9.) Right-click any tool on the ArcToolbox window or Catalog and click Batch to execute a geoprocessing tool multiple times with different inputs.0 10.2 9. providing a shortcut to get you to that folder in a single click. Keep the Item Description window open and click the summary text for another item to see its item description. To hide an autohidden window that you’ve “flown out. The Home button is available on various dialog boxes in ArcMap. In ArcMap 10. maps. Control how far out the Full Extent button will take you by setting the full extent property on the View Data Frame Properties dialog box Data Frame tab. etc. To “fly out” an autohidden window (dockable window represented by a tab). It can also be accessed via the results list on the Find dialog box. centroid.” press the Esc key. In the search results. In previous versions. it is on the Tools pull-down menu. The Results window keeps a record of all the geoprocessing you have done and lets you inspect. Clicking a document opens it in your current application. calculate area. (Prior to ArcGIS 10. Viewer windows are fully functioning live ArcMap displays.2 10. so all tools and navigation shortcuts work inside them. The Search window makes it easy to find data. length. click data to add it to your current document. hover over the center of the docked window you want to stack it with and drop it on the blue target that appears. You can stack dockable windows on top of each other so only one of them is visible at any time. you can do so using the My Places dialog box. When you drag a window. and tools. Click the green path shown for a local item to go to that location in the Catalog window. and point coordinates by right-clicking the name of a text or numeric field and choosing Calculate Geometry.0 10. Your map document’s home folder is the folder in which the MXD file resides. perimeter. Clicking a tool launches it.2 9.2 9.2 9. The keyboard shortcut to open this window is Ctrl + F. this is on the Data Frame Tools toolbar. In a table. the results are shown on a tab in the ArcToolbox™ window.0 . and review the outputs of processes. hover over or click its tab. If you want to store useful extents and locations that you can zoom to irrespective of the map document. Click the summary text for an item to open its Item Description window.
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