Creating a .style file

07-15-2013 04:41 AM
New Contributor III
Hi all,
I have an mxd with roughly 50 layers.  Each layer has been symbolised by unique values, so each layer has many symbols assigned to it.  All the symbols have been assigned a specific, size, colour, font etc...
I want to create a single style file for all of these layers.
The only way I can see of doing this is to go into the symbol selector for each symbol and save each symbol out to my .style file, so this is quite a lengthy process when I have 100's of symbols to add.
Is there a quicker way of doing this?
I'm guessing python would be the answer?
Many thanks

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New Contributor III
I've had the same before. I've been looking for ways of automating this, but Python isn't (yet?) able to access the symbology of arcmap layers, and can't be used to save a layer's symbology to a .style file as far as I know.
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New Contributor III
Thanks David,
that solved it!
Another hidden tool...
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