I have a doubt I would like to know if you can rotate the labeling of the grid. Look at the image 1, the grid is rotated but the labeling is still perpendicular, I need the labeling to be parallel to the grid or inside it, as well as in the image 2 that was made with the autocad civil

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  • Are you using ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro for this task?
    – PolyGeo
    Sep 18, 2018 at 21:19
  • I'm using arcgis 10.3 to do the labeling
    – Pershu21
    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:35

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It looks like you labels are some type of coordinate, in which case you might able to set the rotation amount using a numeric attribute field. Otherwise one can also manually adjust layers by converting them into annotations, which makes them like a bunch of text boxes (that you can individually move, rotate, change the font size of, etc.).


The grid tools do not give you much control. If you could live with fewer labels, this would be easy enough to do occasionally: Turn your grid into a graphic from the first grid properties dialog, right click on the resulting graphic to ungroup the graphic, and then use drawing tools to select, move, and rotate a line of labels.

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