Adjusting transparency of extent indicator?

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02-02-2012 06:21 AM
ReidMatthies
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Is it possible to adjust the the transparency of an extent indicator in a data frame? I have an extent indicator with a solid fill background, but I would like to be able to see the features underneath of the extent indicator while maintaining a solid background on the extent indicator.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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JimW1
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As far as I know you cannot make the extent indicator background transparent.

For a workaround, I'd suggest picking a marker fill symbol background. In my example, I used a 1pt circle marker with 2pt of separation (it's a mega-zoomed inset map). You could use other symbols for more bleed-through but this is what I've used in the past when transparency is not an option. Line fills look okay too depending what your underlying data looks like.
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JaredPilbeam2
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Is there still no transparency setting? I'm having trouble finding it if there is.

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