Index for Data Driven Pages

Discussion created by jpolo on May 15, 2014
Latest reply on May 16, 2014 by jpolo
I have a map that contains a polygon that represents a fence around a 30,000 acre area, random points within the fence area, some lines for some hydrographic features, and an orthographic image underneath. Based on a 36" by 48" layout for a plotter, I would like to print letter-sized sections of the map. I understand I can use Data Driven Pages for this. I need an index layer and I don't know what to use from the existing layers. I tried to use the Grid Index Features tool, but it ends up drawing a much larger rectangle over my map, so that my whole map ends up being like one small frame, instead of having smaller frames of my map.

In the tool, I add my polygon for the optional input layer. I check off the optional boxes at the bottom: Generate Polygon Grid... and Use Page ..., but checked or unchecked, I don't get the right kind of new layer. I'm not sure what else to do at this point.