Oh well, not my day today.
But you make me think...
I could select everything on the page, group it, symbolize it and then simply use that symbol for each subsequent page, not 12 symbols - this is where I lost you.
mu 1 has a closed drop down list.
mu 2 has the list open with links (start with the symbol, overlay the ddl with a list box)
mu 3, 4, 5 or 6 is the mu associated to whichever link they selected.
My gears are turning, thanks.