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Editing curved annotation - unable to add vertex to baseline sketch, move bezier curve handles independently

It appears as though I am unable to add a vertex to a curved annotation during an editing session in ArcMap. When the annotation is right-clicked, the box to add or delete a vertex appears, but the ...
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How to rotate text in ArcGIS by any chosen number of degrees?

I want to add a textline to my map and rotate it by about 160 degrees, but when right-clicking the element and selecting rotate/flip there is only the option to rotate by 90 degrees (100 US degrees). ...
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QGIS 2.6. How to move labels with “easy label engine” tool

In fact I'm looking for an similar tool like "converting label to annotation" as you can find it in ArcGIS. The "easy custom labeling" Tool in QGIS seems to come close to the ArcGIS solution. However, ...
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Abbreviation dictionary for annotation feature class

I've been able to create and use an abbreviation dictionary using the Maplex labeling engine easily enough; however, when I tried to recreate labeling using an annotation feature class in a ...
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Change annotation symbol properties in bulk

How can a person change annotation properties in bulk? For example: take the 4500 records in "Waterbody text" annotation feature class and change all occurrences of "Times New Roman", "Cyan" to ...
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Converting Labels to Annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop says coordinates or measures are out of bounds?

Am converting Labels to Annotations in ArcMap 10.1. However an error messages pops up with this message. The coordinates or measures are out of bounds. Text = RUSHOZI The coordinates or measures are ...
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“The coordinates or measures are out of bounds” when converting labels to annotations

Am converting Labels to Annotations in ArcMap 10.1. However an error messages pops up with this message. The coordinates or measures are out of bounds. Text = RUSHOZI The coordinates or measures are ...
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Map server annotation rendering error for larger scales

I am using Map Server 6 and one of my layers don't show the annotation for certain scale level. As you can see the code bellow, the MAXSCALEDENOM is working correctly. However the annotation ...
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Is there any way to create a legend from label classes or annotations in ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a single "geonames" layer with 56 label classes and another few layers with around 10 label classes. Each class has a different font and colour or graphic. I would like to add most of these ...
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Add annotation feature class to mxd with arcpy

From what I have researched, I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but I want to make sure no one has found a work-around. Annotation feature classes in personal geodatabases need to be added to mxds. ...
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Work around to create feature-linked annotation from standard annotation?

I have one standard annotation feature class that I have used to label the contract names of 6 feature classes. I'm in a tough position where I've been asked to remove a few hundred records from about ...
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Automatically create Text/HTML annotations in QGIS on a Point Layer

How would one proceed to generate an HTML annotation or a Text annotation for all points in a shapefile? They are all points. What I want to do is load up a shapefile containing coordinates and values ...
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How can I transfer annotations from ArcMap to MAPublisher?

I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be. Can I create labels or ...
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Can HTML annotations be autogenerated for each location in QGIS 2.4

Can HTML Annotation Boxes be autogenerated on the whole map, linked to locations, and always have the same html file loaded for all of them?
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Layer just for annotations

Im relatively new to QGIS and would like to know whether or not I can save my form annotations to a layer so I can turn them on or off.
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Adding super/sub script in QGIS text annotation?

How can I add a super/sub script in a QGIS text annotation? For example, 44.95 mi^2.
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How to copy annotation feature and paste within same layer?

I am having trouble executing a very basic command which is to copy and paste an annotation within the same layer in ArcGIS 10.1. First, I created an annotation class, then created one label (a ...
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Converting table drawn as annotation in AutoCAD to format suitable to link attributes to cables in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on cables and each cable has attributes. I want to link these attributes to the cables in ArcGIS for Desktop. When I open these cables in AutoCAD it appears that their attributes are ...
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Rotating annotation by angle using center point of annotations (with baseline alignment) in ArcMap

Is it possible to rotate annotation (in ESRI Annotation FeatureClass) by angle so that new position would be calculated based on annotation center point (not alignment, as it is set to baseline, ...
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Annotation/Label size adjusting to map scale in QGIS

I'm trying to label the street names for a map I'm working on but I do not want the labels to automatically adjust to the map scale when zooming in or out. My question is: In QGIS how do I set a fixed ...
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Seperate Annotation default text [closed]

Is there any way for the default text of each annotation subtype to be different? I tried modifying my TextString default value through ArcCatalog but that does not seem to produce any results.
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Use Field Calculator to change “Status” field in Annotations

I am trying to turn off a lot of annotations at once by using Field Calculator to set status to Unplaced. Just typing "Unplaced" into the expression, I get this error: The calculated value is ...
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How to convert picture to annotation in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have been tasked to display analytical data tables (currently in MS Excel) in an ArcGIS (v 10.1) map document (.mxd) and would also like to convert them to map document annotation, if possible. ...
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ArcFM Electrical - Transformer Annotations Location Removed on Field Calculate

I am working with ArcFM and I have done a mass update to a textfield that was being used for the kVA field in the Transformers Table. The annotation script itself was looking for a text string that ...
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Moving map-embedded annotation to a different annotation group

I'm working with an annotation group that was generated by converting labels to annotation and storing it in the map instead of a database. After this conversion, the scale of the map was changed, ...
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Annotation stored in a database is not showing my leader lines

I am using 10.2.2, I initially tried to use just plain annotation to label my features. This however was not useful as it was very laggy and took at least 30 sec or more to choose each individual ...
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Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
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Callout box labels converted to annotation justifying strangely

I am helping a co-worker out and she had some callout box labels that she converted to annotation. Most of them look normal - they were originally right justified and maintained that justification - ...
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Does QGIS Recognize Annotation Feature Classes from File Geodatabase?

My work has recently set up QGIS to access an Esri file geodatabase on a shared drive for my co-workers. I have not used QGIS much, but I have encountered an issue where the annotation feature ...
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Annotation class empty after export

I need to use one annotation layer for different purposes (change positions, erase, add...) I need the old one as well so I wanted to export it and work on the new one. But every time either I use ...
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qgis html annotation does not respect 'Lock layers for map item' in print composer

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, html annotation objects do not seem to respect the 'Lock layers for map item' checkbox. Unless an explanation / solution surfaces, I think this is a qgis bug and I'll ...
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qgis html annotation - scale dependent rendering?

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, I have a large map at a certain scale (let's say 1:25000) and an inset map that is an enlargement of part of the main map (let's say 1:12500). When adding html ...
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Uniform Annotation Font Size in Multiple Data Frames

I'm making a map that has five inset maps that display a smaller map scale where point features are more dense. I have exported my labels to annotations in the geodatabase so that I could fit the ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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Is there a function when using Select by attributes, to select only the continents' annotations?

Annotations beginning with character "C" refers to continents and I want to select only these annotations.
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HTML Annotations

I am trying to insert html annotations into my map. I was hoping they would be interactive and pop up as you move over or click on a feature, but they don't seem to function this way (that I can ...
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How to replace data source of annotation feature classes using ArcPy?

I want to batch replace paths in a series of .mxd files using Python. Many of the layers have moved and in some cases the name has changed or its dataset is different. I've written this code which ...
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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CAD annotation guide lines do not show in Arcmap

When I open a CAD file in Arcmap the annotation's guid lines and arrows linking to feature do not appear. see snapshots below. how can I show thses guides in armap?
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How do I use Arcpy to label based on two different expressions, then convert to annotation?

I am trying to open an mxd and turn on labels before converting them to annotation. I would like to turn on labels with 2 different classes, based on 2 different expressions, then convert them to 1 ...
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Why my annotation markers are printed smaller?

I annotated one of my maps, for every annotation I set an svg marker whose dimension is either 6 or 8 mm. Everything looks fine in the main window. The problem arises when I try to print my map using ...
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How to split/explode ArcGIS annotation of multiple words into single word annotation?

We have transfer the labels of a certain layer to annotation, and it seems that the single feature of the annotation is polygon, for example there is a label for a road named "Pennsylvania Avenue ...
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Handle annotation layers with arcpy

I want to access annotation layers using arcpy (the purpose is to verify few text strings in text annotations). By annotation I mean draw tool annotations, not dynamic labels. These annotation layers ...
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qgis2 html annotation problem - follow-up

Referring to this question, I can't find out how to 'attach' an html annotation to an existing object, to take data from that object and use it in the placeholders in that annotation object. A test ...
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qgis2 html annotation docs?

The HTML annotations in qgis2 seem to fit the bill of what I'd like to do: have a full-custom data-based drawing in a callout. Problem: I can't find documentation anywhere on how to write the html ...
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Convert Labels to Annotation greyed out

This is probably easy, but haven't found a solution. Convert Labels to Annotation is greyed out on right clicking a feature in the TOC. I have no reference scales set. Thanks.
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Export ArcGIS labels to CAD - need help troubleshooting [duplicate]

I know this question has been answered before on various forums (also here1), but I have followed the instructions step by step and understand them completely yet still can not seem to get labels to ...
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Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
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Can I create a reusable text annotation style in QGIS?

I want to create a fairly simple map with a few locations emphasized using annotations. I don't like the default annotation formatting: So, I've reformatted the annotation background color, ...
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Coverting annotation into a shapefile

I have created an annotation feature class in Arc10 and when viewed within the database, looks great. However, whenever I go into catalog and export the annotation feature class to a shapefile, it ...