Message: This annotation layer is from an earlier release

This message appears on the Editing Status dialog box.


The annotation layer was created with ArcMap or an earlier release of ArcGIS Pro.


In some cases, you can edit annotation created with an earlier release of ArcGIS Pro, but any properties new to version 3.x are not saved.


  • Create a backup of the source annotation data and upgrade the feature class. To learn more, see Manage annotation feature classes.
  • To view the annotation version number, right-click the feature class in the Catalog pane, click Feature Class Properties Configure parameters, click the Source tab, and expand Annotation.

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