Given distance from single point

Discussion created by chauncey005 on Aug 29, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2011 by cstokes-esristaff
I was wondering if there is a setting or something that I am missing.  Basically, we are looking for distance to be calculated from a single location point to wherever the mouse is moved.  For example, we have a set point and place a marker there and would like to go say 3 miles East without having to click and attempt to digest the distance.  Instead we are wanting the map to let us know while we are moving the mouse pointer exactly how far we have gone from the set location.  Hope this makes sense.  Thank you in advance!