How to resize states, countries, arcmap 10.1

Discussion created by sailer.derr on Mar 6, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2013 by ksjosh82
Here is the problem, I am trying to resize different states, provinces and countries and still keep everything as a shapefile so it can be used in another online mapping program. I am basically trying to build a cartogram in ArcMap and all I can seem to find are issues. Easiest route is to take it outside of Arc and just modify it by hand in something like illustrator but that doesnt help because as I stated it has to be in .shp format. I have looked at other forums and there is apparently a scale tool in earlier versions of ArcMap but someone thought it would be a good idea to leave it out of 10.1, I have tried converting it to a graphic amongst other things but I still dont think that would help because it needs to be a .shp. I have about 10-15 different sizes I want to use and Im starting to think I will have to use an external cartogram builder, which is a last resort.