Clipping a smaller extent

Discussion created by rborchert on Oct 7, 2010
My clients wish to use the point to point driving directions in the field without an online connection and using ArcReader.  It can be done by copying the routing directions for the StreetMap data to the individual laptop, however it drags the entire data layer with it.  The data layer for the streets cannot be edited.

I am looking for a method to clip out just the area that pertain to my customers service area and then making the data size considerably smaller.