I am working with more than 100 Topographic Maps using same Legend elements except some variables, for each one I have to create an MXD Plotting Template.
What is the best practice to manage these mxds ?
You can modify One of your MXDs to fit your general Layout demands and then use the "Change Layout" command to apply it to all the other MXDs.
There are 2 ways which might help you with automation of the process with different approaches:
1. Using Python code
2. Using Data Driven Pages (One MXD for all the maps).
You can also combine these 2 methods.
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