Scaling: Small, but large.  :)

Discussion created by Drivium on Mar 3, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 by hua17
So, I have a map I'm outputting to PDF based on specific bookmarks (that part is working fine), but I can't find the right method to make it produce the way I need.  This is a detailed map with many points/labels.  I need to be able to make these maps appear zoomed in, yet show the whole map.  In other words, the map pdf will be enormous and I'd just have to zoom-in in order to read the text over the point.  I've been messing with
but that doesn't seem to do what I need (unless I'm using it wrong).  For example,
df.scale = 2000
shows the level of detail I need and individual points/labels are separated and clear, but is WAY too close on the map.  If I zoom way down in ArcMAP, I can see all labels/points.  That's what I want, just with high resolution to see everything at once when zoomed out. 

I realize it will be pretty gnarly when zoomed way out - the points (and text within them) would all appear very small when zoomed out, but I need to be able to see the detail if I zoom in on the PDF.