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Edit annotation text

In the Modify Features pane, Annotation Edit Annotation edits the text string for an existing annotation feature inside a selection graphic. You can click and drag the pointer to select all or parts of the text string, and use the formatting toolbar to change the font type, style, and size of the text.

This workflow can be useful when your edits don't require the attributes pane. The benefit of using the annotation selection tool is you can select only annotation features and exclude other feature types from the selection.

Edit the text string

To edit the text string for an existing annotation feature, select the feature using Select Annotation Select Annotation, and click the text in the selection graphic.

Modify annotation

  1. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Expand click Annotation Edit Annotation.

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Select Annotation Select Annotation and select the annotation feature.

    The selected features appear in a list and a selection graphic appears around the feature. By default, the formatting toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Formatting toolbar
    Tip:

    When you hover over an edge of the toolbar, the pointer changes to the move pointer and you can drag the toolbar to a new location.

  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the list to flash it in the map, right-click the feature you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. On the Edit tab in the Snapping group, enable your snapping preferences.
    • Press and hold the Spacebar to temporarily toggle snapping off.
  6. Click the text in the selection graphic and drag the pointer to select all or parts of the text string.
  7. Edit the text string.
    • Press the Backspace to delete all or parts of the text string.
    • Use the formatting toolbar to change the font type, style, and size of the text.
  8. On the editing toolbar, click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.

    Editing toolbar


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