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Steps for creating a palette file with images as custom markers via the ArcView interface.
In order to use an image file as a marker, the file must be in one of the following formats:
.mcp - MacPaint
.bmp - Windows bitmap
.rs - Sun Rasterfile
.tif - Tag Image File Format
.xbm - X Bitmap
You can only bring in one icon at a time.
After saving the palette, clear it and reload the default.avp marker palette.
This produces a collection of images that can get quite large, so create smaller icons. A size of 16x16 pixels (.13x.13 inches) or smaller should suffice.