Data Driven Pages - Round scale to Nearest Larger

11-10-2010 09:45 AM
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I like the Round Scale to Nearest functionality of Data Driven Pages, but it would be nice to have a check box or some other implementation to tell it to not round to a smaller scale, only a larger one. I find that sometimes, even with the percentage zoomed out, I sometimes get maps where the rounding ends up pushing features off the map.

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Totally agree.
MPS Atlas option to round scale to nearest always rounded up to nearest, never down to nearest. Your area of interest was always guaranteed to be within your map extent parameters. With data driven pages your nearest scale may round down and your area of interest may extend beyond the data frame. You now must run through a full set of "dummy maps" and check each one to see if data has "fallen off the map" then readjust your map extent parameters and do it all again. If your map extents have a large variation in scale then you have to set fairly fine parameters to ensure you don't lose data off the map.