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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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Moving labels after converting to annotation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to move some of my labels individually around some of these points so that they don't overlap with each other or crowd each other out. When I converted them, I chose to store the ...
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How to recover from deleting the symbolid of a arcgis annotation feature class?

I have arcgis 10.1 (arcinfo license) and I am using a versionned database (arcsde) with SQL Server. I have accidentally deleted the symbolid of one of my annotation feature classes. All annotations ...
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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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Converting annotations to feature labels in ArcMap 10

The Situation: I am organizing the labels for street names. In order to get the positioning correct, I converted the feature labels to annotations. This has allowed me to hand-craft the positioning of ...
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How to refresh the page layout and the data frame in an ArcObjects console application?

I made an ArcObjects/Java console application to open an MXD and export several maps to PDF. Every thing worked fine until I decided to convert a layer's labels to annotations in order to modify it. ...
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Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to move ...
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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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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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How can I convert graphic text to attribute field within polygon that encloses it

I was able to convert graphic polygons to GDB. Similarly, I can convert the graphic text to annotation within same GDB. But I need to have that text as an attribute or field within the polygon table. ...
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Import CAD annotation from multiple DWGs into multiple Geodbs

I'm new here (and to python). I'm trying to use the "importCADAnnotation" tool to import annotation from multiple .dwg files in a directory to new annotation layers within file geodbs (with the same ...
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Qgis Text/Annotation as layer

Is there a way to add text/annotation to my map in QGIS as a layer? I have a map of vegetation types an point data the text (field names/flurnamne) should be between these two layers. It there must ...
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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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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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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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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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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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“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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How to duplicate feature-linked annotation linked to the same feature class in 9.31?

I am trying to make many feature-linked annotation feature classes linked to the same (point) Feature Class, the symbology is exactly the same, but I need separate anno's for users so they can create ...
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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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Using Geodatabase Annotation in ArcView 3.2?

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label 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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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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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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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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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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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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Using annotation layer inside group layer without getting error adding element?

How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? When I try, I get the error message "error adding element". I have a project that requires several annotation layer to be organised ...
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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale?

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
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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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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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Annotation features containing both GraphicElement and TextElement objects not drawing in ArcGIS Server map service?

I am building annotation features with Python/comtypes/ArcObjects. The annotation works great in ArcMap (10.1), but it is does not draw when published to a map service in ArcGIS Server. Each piece ...
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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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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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How to change dimension annotation style in ArcMap 10.1?

For some reason, the option to add a "New" or "Import" style is grayed out. I tried creating a different dimension annotation feature class with the style I want, and then copy and pasting the ...
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How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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How to convert CAD Annotation to Shapefile with attributes?

How to add AutoCAD Mtext to GIS attribute table using FME? What transformer I should use? The reader file in CAD and I want to transform it to GIS Shapefile. In this case I want to expose the ...