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I created a custom north arrow in Inkscape, now I cannot seem to add it to ArGIS 10.1. I would ideally like for it to be displayed in the north arrow selector window (See attached image). How can I add my custom north arrow to ArcMap 10.1?

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How To turn on the north arrow and scale bar button –  user17202 Apr 16 '13 at 12:24

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You can add your own custom North Arrow via the Style Manager

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http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00s600000008000000

Your image needs to be in EMF format

http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=27

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Actually, in ArcGIS 10.1, it supports bmp, emf, png, jpg, and gif symbols. The con is that the symbol doesn't scale well, unless it's emf or another vectorized format. –  Baltok Nov 26 '12 at 16:40
    
Actually, ArcMap 10.1 does not support PNG with transparency –  user15650 Feb 28 '13 at 23:29
    
The that is technically an ESRI ArcGIS 'bug' previous versions have supported transparency. –  Mapperz Mar 1 '13 at 14:21

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