I can open ArcMap with python using os.system. The first problem I seem to have is that it takes like 10 sec to open which I think messes up the script. I think I figured that out but know I want to zoom to a particular township\range\section that I have from a text file. Once I can zoom to that particular spot, I need to refresh the map and export it to .pdfs, and go on the the next township\range\section on the list. The last couple of items I think I have figured out but it is zoom in from a list that I am having problem with. Any ideas?