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An existing shapefile of parcels as polygons is discussed.

I need to create a shapefile of selected parcels then use the new shapefile to change symbology-I am changing colors of specific polygons. What are the steps?

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This response assumes that you want to make a selection from an existing shapefile of parcels as polygons, and you are not asking how to draw or digitize a new shapefile of polygons.

ArcGIS V9.0 Steps:

1. Start Arcmap.

2. Click on the "Add Data" button.

3. Find the existing Parcels shapefile you want to select polygons from and Add it.

4. If you can see on the map which Parcels you want to select, then you can simply use the "Select Features" tool. Click on the "Select Features" tool button then click on the parcels. Hold down the Shift button as you click on each one and you'll see a blue colour outline appear on each polygon indicating that they are currently selected.

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This response assumes that you want to make a selection from an existing shapefile of parcels as polygons, and you are not asking how to draw or digitize a new shapefile of polygons.

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