I have a couple of question that I want to discuss about.
1. I'd like to clean up the field aliases especially when I do made the joined tables. These sometimes can cause problems when you need to do many joins later on. I googled it but could not find in depth information..
2. I have an existed shapefile that needed to be clean up and has all the field I need. Is there a way that can I copy the template from that existed shapefile. This is what I am planning to do is copy and paste the newly polygons from the existed shapefile because that shapefile needs a new information that I will be doing some table joined from an excel file. What is the best way to do that ? I recalled there was one that can be done in Geodatabase ?
For 2, if by template you mean schema, there is a way to do this in a geodatabase. See here : Exporting a geodatabase schema to an XML workspace document—ArcGIS Help | ArcGIS for Desktop.
Then, you can import the XML document to a database and load data into it.