Polygons inside of polygons

Discussion created by pmoore10 on Jan 20, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2014 by hua17
I have a shapefile of a cities' jurisdictional area.  My Fire Chief wants it broken down into sub polygons such as "2-mile ETJ", "5-mile ETJ, etc.  Using the "identify" tool, I can highlight these sub areas and pull up their attributes.  What I can't figure out how to do, is to make these sub areas a feature of their own  so I can color code them in different colors.  Any suggestions?

UPDATE: When I right click in these sub-polygons, all I can do is view the attributes of the sub-polygon-it doesn't give me the option to go and modify the symbols-so I must be skipping a step somewhere.