Using this sample, you can programmatically create a measured grid. The measured grid can have your choice of a formatted grid label or a mixed font grid label. It can have a simple or a calibrated map grid border.
How to use:
In ArcMap, go to File menu > New. In the dialog that comes up, chose USA > CoterminousUSA.mxt and hit OK. You will have created a new document with this template.
Import this sample's .BAS file. To do this, open the Visual Basic Editor and in the Project Explorer, right-click on Project > Import File. In the dialog that comes up, select this sample's .BAS file.
Open the .BAS file and run the CreateMeasuredGrid procedure. This will draw a measured grid with a formatted grid label and a simple border.
Alternatively, you can draw the graticule with a mixed font grid label or a calibrated border. You can switch the grid label type and map grid border type in the CreateMeasuredGrid procedure. The procedure has comments that will guide you in doing this.
A map document created with the CoterminousUSA.mxt template.