How to create an editable Layer?

Discussion created by scott.joseph on Feb 3, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2011 by scott.joseph
Hello everyone,

I'm quite new to ArcGIS and ArcMap, and am trying to learn the basics. One thing that has me stumped, however, is making a layer editable so I can create features. I have no problems with the tutorial data, but when I go to do it on my own, I do not know how to make a layer editable. Maybe I'm making the layer wrong? I right click on "Layers" in my Table of Contents, and click on "Create New Group Layer". However, I can't even find the symbology tab for said layer, it's simply not there. When I click on "Start Editing" for the editor toolbar, I'm told there are no editable layers. Anybody who can help, or just point me in the right direction, is greatly appreciated.