Incorporate the 4-color tool into ArcGIS

Idea created by mkaminow on Mar 22, 2011
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    Often there is a need to differentiate polygons by color independent of value or category, i.e. when creating a map of Census tracts or zip codes for a region. The current options are:

    1. Have ArcMap color 1,000+ polygons individually
    2. Use something like the 4-color script to create a new feature with a color field and symbolize from that.

    #1 takes forever and can crash ArcMap. #2 is also time consuming and not always possible if you are need to work with an original file that can't/shouldn't be altered.

    It would be great if there was some sort of native 4-color symbology option in ArcMap.