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Repeat annotation labels for same feature on different data driven pages

I have an mxd with 29 data driven pages all at the same scale. I have the need to label hundreds of polygon features, so I converted the labels to annotation (stored in geodatabase and feature-linked) ...
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ArcGlobe annotation?

I want to put some labels on a globe in ArcGlobe. I've spent time looking here : http://resources.arcgis.com and here http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/index.html ...
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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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Annotation masks disappearing

I have created annotation from the labels of a set of contour lines in ArcGIS and used Feature Outline Mask to create a mask layer in order to mask the lines using Advanced Drawing Options and make ...
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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How to update annotations from fields values to annotations objects

I have annotations feature class and need to update some field offset and alignment values When I edits them manually at attributes table in ArcMap, new values applies to objects and they changes ...
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Rotating Feature-Linked Annotation to MapLogic map book data frame rotation?

Once creating a feature-linked Annotation feature class, how do I set the rotation for the annotations to be horizontal with the data frame's rotation in a MapLogic map book?
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Getting origin key to automatically populate foreign key while using relationship class in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop, and I am attempting to create feature linked annotations for my cable system and I have set up a relationship between the two features so that any changes made to the ...
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Using advanced python label expressions on feature linked annotation classes?

I have been able to produce the labels I need in ArcMap (Desktop Advanced license TRIAL), using advanced python expressions for several labels without adding extra fields and and data to my feature ...
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Appending/Updating Feature linked annotation

I have a station feature class inside a geodatabase with 25 feature linked annotation connected to this station feature class. I am trying to update all 25 annotation with new stations from this ...
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Annotation missing from Data Drive Pages export to PDF?

ArcMap 10.2 I am exporting data driven pages to PDF within ArcMap, there are 12 pages to export. Each page has been set to a specific scale in order to match up with a corresponding annotation layer ...
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Converting annotation into a line feature?

This might seem like an odd question, but the end-result will be a GPX file that is to be used in delineating areas in a Mapathon, in which the editor only uses GPX files. My question is: Does ...
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How to change expression used to determine symbology of feature-linked annotation?

I created and adjusted a large feature-linked annotation feature class in ArcMap and realize that I symbolized the annotation classes based on an incorrect field. Is there a way to change the ...
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Metric grid annotation truncation In QGIS Print Composer

I'm recreating a map using an old x/y meter grid. I need to truncate the grid cooridinates annotations to the thousands. So that 200000 will be displayed as 200. 220000 as 220 etc. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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How to programmatically load an annotationlayer to ArcMap

I have a geodatabase with an annotation feature class in it containing 3 subtypes. Now I load the featuredataset to the map with this code: IFeatureClass featClass = (workspace as ...
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Adding annotation from ArcGIS “Annotation Layer” JSON data to QGIS?

I know it is possible to add a vector layer into QGIS from an ArcGIS 'Feature Layer' - either directly from a MapServer query URI, or from a downloaded GeoJSON file. I would also like to add ...
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How can I display annotations for certain features?

I am trying to display annotations for single features. I know it is possible to display annotations for layers, and for that entire map, but I would like to display them based on a SINGLE selected ...
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Delete (don't hide) text annotations in QGIS

I feel like this question should have a really simple answer, but I can't find it anywhere. I added an annotation to my map while experimenting with different buttons, and it wasn't at all what I ...
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Exporting and editing annotation feature class using ArcPy?

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10.
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Callout Annotation in MapInfo

Is there any way to use callout windows or boxes in MapInfo with lead lines to label a point layer?
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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How can I “filter” annotations when another layer has a definition query applied?

I have an ArcPy script that runs on a map, looping through a list of asset IDs, to create a definition query for layers and outputting a PDF map for each ID. Thus, each PDF shows only the assets ...
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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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Translating Annotations with FME

There is a situation where I have annotation in dgn file as an attribute info, eg: it is circumference of trees trunk. I have a feature class in esri file geodatabase named ‘tree’ which has an ...
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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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Converting labels to points using ArcGIS Desktop?

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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Converting Map to graphics and annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map. when i export graphics after exporting labels ...
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Fix a problem with Annotation Reference Scale and add a halo

I have an annotation layer designed for 1:20000 and I want to add a halo mask to the layer. The layer was created with a reference scale of 1:1, and therefore the font sizes are around 400000pt, and ...
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How to convert GeoPDF to ArcGIS with annotations (arcmap original labels)?

I've got a GeoPDF file that contains vector and annotation data (arcmap labels). I need to convert it into a feature class. I've tried to follow the former questions that been asked here: Adding ...
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Loading feature linked annotation to existing sde Database

I have feature linked annotation (composite) in sde Databese and i need to add / load annotation from another Database FGDB, is there a way to do this? or i need to make all the prosses again (Lable ...
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Partial Text String replace for Standard Annotation Feature Class Inconsistent

We have several hundred mxd maps that contain standard annotation feature classes. Each map is of different municipalities and each annotation file includes municipal boundary labels. Depending on the ...
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Associated layers in annotation feature classes not working in ArcGIS Online

I've published a map service with geodatabase annotation feature classes which have associated layers. In ArcMap the associated layer functionality appears to work fine--I can turn on/off the feature ...
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Creating feature-linked annotation as either single-part or multi-part

I have two feature-linked annotation features in a geodatabase. Both appear to be identical in every way, except that one creates annotations as single-part and the other creates them as multi-part. I ...
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Why is it possible to annotate layer without being in edit session?

My colleague discovered that you don't have to be in an edit session to annotate a layer. Are the annotations still saved to the database? If, yes: HOW without an edit sesstion? If no: Where are ...
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Converting standard to feature linked annotation?

Is there a way in ArcGIS 10.2.2 & ArcSDE 9.3 to convert standard annotation to feature linked annotation?
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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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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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Stacking labels in ArcMap 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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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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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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Copy and Paste Map Annotation between Data Frames in ArcMap?

I frequently make ArcMap documents with two data frames, representing a Before and After condition of a site. Each of the two data frames shows the property owner names, parcel numbers and road ...
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ArcObjects Anno Classes

In ArcCatalog, getting the properties on an Annotation Feature Class exposes an Annotation Classes tab and within that is a list of the names of the associated annotation classes. Assume an MXD with ...
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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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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 ...