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I am editing an older map in Arcmap 10.1 and want to edit a freehand drawing someone made. I cannot "select" it or find the shapefile it was made under... Any advice? (i know how to make my own freehand drawing, but I also need to delete/edit the original one)

Thanks in advance!

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It sounds like you are dealing with a graphic so use the Select tool on the Draw toolbar to select.

Then on the same toolbar under the Drawing pulldown you should be able to Convert Graphics To Features so that you can edit it.

Alternatively, once you have it selected you can use the Delete key (or Edit | Delete) to delete it.

Edit | Select All Elements will enable you to select all graphics.

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It may be that the drawing was in layout view and you're in data view or vice versa. I've done that a few times.

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