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Dynamic Text is used by ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro to display system variables and field values on maps

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Cannot Uncheck Preserve Aspect Ratio of text box in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I'm have dynamic text box I'm trying to add to the buttom of my legend. The text is about 350 characters so need to resize the text box to fit into my legend. But, the "...
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Dynamic Text Datum properties in ArcMap

Is there a way to add the datum information to a layout using dynamic text in ArcMap. I am aware that the properties of the CRS can be added, including the datum name using but I am looking for the ...
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Adding a Dynamic Title in Print Composer

I am using QGIS 3.4.2 for a project with several layers, and a print composer with a generic legend for all. I would like to add a dynamic map title, that states the name of the displayed layer(s) ...
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Editing dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro to get 100k Grid zone labels?

While making maps with MGRS I need to have a label in each corner of the map frame with the 100k grid square labels. So far i have updated them manually, but after i've started using ArcGIS Pro i ...
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Change default date format Dynamic Text or add option to Dynamic text Menu

I frequently use the Dynamic text for date saved in my map templates but my new boss prefers a different format (February 2nd, 2016). I have the short code he prefers but would like to change it to ...
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Can arcpy read dynamic text as appeared in ArcMap?

Just wondering if we can read dynamic text in arcpy? For example, assume we have a Text Element called myText which contains a piece of dynamic text Map <dyn type="page" property="index"/>. ...
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Python add dynamic text to ArcMap map outside of dataframe

Is it possible to reference a variable from Python in a textbox in ArcMap? I found a way to create a label associated with a point. But is it possible to reference a variable in a textbox outside of a ...
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Using Data Driven Pages to display Attribute table values?

How can I show ID/page specific attributes on a map book project that has already been made? I recently took over our GIS mapping duties for a former coworker who retired. He had already made a map ...
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Displaying dynamic text in Data Driven Pages from joined MS Access database table?

I'm running ArcMap 10.4 and trying to incorporate text from a joined MS Access 2013 table (through an OLE DB connection) as a dynamic text element in a data driven pages setup. Adding dynamic text ...
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Displaying column statistics on map dynamically from layer table columns in ArcMap?

I am looking for help to create a dynamic text box that will display statistics of columns for the layer tables. Example: In the map, there is a table that displays the premium information of insureds ...
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How can I format dynamic text coordinates to have leading zeros?

I am using dynamic text to show corner coordinates (in DMS) of the data frame. I get a coordinate that displays like: 44°5'8"N which I would like to display as: 44°05'08"N but I haven't been able ...
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Displayng attribute text in layout Text element gives error: Error in setting text

I am new in Python scripting. I have a geodatabase with layer Test and this layer has field Name and Text element on layout named TEname. I am trying to show selected feature attribute Name value in ...
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String slicing in ArcMap dynamic text element

Is it possible to slice a string in ArcMap's HTML-like dynamic text elements? I've got a string field "Code" with contents like 'A.3.5', I need to extract the number in the middle ('3' in this case). ...
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Dynamic text based on current layout view of ArcMap?

Is there a way to display dynamic text on following conditions? based on current layout view (Data Frame) combine text from attribute tables from different features (others than Data Driven feature) ...
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Doing Math calculations within ArcMap Dynamic Text?

Is it posssible to perform any math on ESRI ArcMap dynamic text? For example I have the area of a SDE park layer's SHAPE.AREA, but it is in m2 because the layer is in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_17N. I want ...
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Is it possible to display related tables information (1-M relationships) on the layout while using data driven pages?

I'm using data driven pages to generate a report for every point that I have (each point represents a store) and I have used Dynamic Text to display the tabular information of these points like store ...
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How to write dynamic SQL for a function that has dynamic SQL parameter?

I am trying to execute a string SQL query in function i.e. Create or Replace Function Route(edge_table text) Returns table(sequence integer) as $$ Begin Return Query Execute 'with r as( SELECT seq, ...
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Auto-populating dynamic text for attribute table information on multiple layers within MXD with Data Driven Pages? [duplicate]

I am working on creating a maintenance inventory for a City's Parks Departments in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I have used the Township/Range/Section boundaries as the clipping areas for my data driven ...
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Generating Mapbook with Dynamic Text based on Attributes from Related Table?

I have a series of individual parcels with multiple soil sample points on each parcel. I need a way to communicate the soil sample information to the landowners. There are about 500 parcels so I need ...
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Referencing text from Excel sheet in text box of ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to reference data in an xlsx document in a text box (Insert --> Text) in ArcGIS. Is it possible to make it so text in the text box is referenced directly from the xlsx document so it ...
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How Can I Add a Summary Row to Graphic Table Element Using ESRI Production Mapping Extension?

I currently have a map book (data driven pages) with 160 pages, and counting, consisting of domestic water pipes for a city. I would like to create a Graphic Table Element with a summary row totaling ...
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Adding dynamic name in tool parameter?

I am building a model in ArcMap ModelBuilder that will take an input dataset folder, iterate through each shapefile in that folder and use that shapefile as an input for another tool. I then want to ...
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Displaying Dynamic Layout Title using ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro?

I have a large ArcPy script where 80 layouts (created from 1 template layout - "Layout_King") are created and exported into a PDF, but right now each layout has the same generic title so sometimes it ...
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Using dynamic text elements from ArcMap in conjunction with text elements derived from Python

I have a script that cycles through features based on attributes and makes a PDF centered around each feature. I would like to be able to include both a dynamic text element for the date as well as a ...
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Customizing / Editing Dynamic Text for <path> in ArcGIS Desktop?

To encourage GIS users here to adhere more rigidly to the existing folder architecture as well as demonstrate the functionality of dynamic text, I'm trying to update one of our templates so that I can ...
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ArcMap Dynamic Text: Is it possible another layout text element in the same layout?

Is it possible to use ArcMap dynamic text in one layout text element that references another layout text element? Essentially I want to just type something in one text element, and then that text to ...
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Dynamic text in print composer from layer attributes

I have prepared my page layout in print composer, and in my title i want to generate a dynamic texts which is related to an attribute layer which i have filtered previously. For example: I have ...
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Dynamic date range for layout element in ArcMap 10.5

In ArcMap I would like to setup an MXD to have a dynamic element that displays a date range. It is easy enough to add dynamic text that displays the current date using the following: <dyn type="...
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dynamic text added by default to every map document?

I'd like to have the document path inserted by default on every map (that I can then delete if it's not needed) because I keep losing track of the electronic versions of maps for older ones (ca. 2012) ...
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Inserting dynamic text: way to set text format and placement preferences?

I have a series of maps that I need to insert a footer with the filepath and mxd name. I see that I can insert these using dynamic text, which is great. However, the text is always placed in the ...
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ArcGIS Pro Dynamic Text Project Path abbreviation

I am using Arcgis Pro and have saved a template for a map which uses the default 'Project Path' dynamic text option to display the folder the location of the project. The problem is some of the file ...
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Generate neighbor (adjacent polygon) grid cell label in 4 sides in QGis Atlas! [duplicate]

I have created a coverage layer in QGis, and i compose the map in print composer and set up the Atlas, everything is ok. But the only thing i am missing is to do in print composer is to add labels ...
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Using dynamic text to display layer credits

I'm looking for a way to update the 'layer credits' into a dynamic text box. I've found ways of using the map credits or data frame credits here but can't seem a way to get the information derived ...
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Combining static text and dynamic text into single field?

I have a print template that is used with the Export Web Map task. This print template contains place-holder fields that are replaced with actual values when the web map JSON is sent to the task for ...
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Unique Text Element per Data Driven Page

I'm working with data driven pages and need to create a unique text element on every page. Each text element you add to a data driven page gets added to every subsequent and previous page. Is ...
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Updating information on the map in ArcGIS?

I usually do a lot of maps with ArcGIS but I need to dynamize the information about the number of map, name of map, date of map. How can I do automatically? I have a template of map with a box in ...
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How to display dynamic text from a joined table attribute

I'm using ArcMap 10.4 with dynamic pages setup. Everything I've found online says that if you join a table to the index layer you should be able to add the data from one of the table's fields via ...
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Automatically resize font in a text box

I'm using dynamic text for owner names in my layout. Problem is some are two words and some are a lot more. When using a text box if the font is to big it just drops the extra. Is there an easy ...
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Rotation of Text in a layout to be dependent on arbitrary Map

I have a Print composer with two map windows (MainMap and InsertMap). I also have a bit of text which I want to rotate on the Composer and it to be dependent upon the rotation of MainMap what ever ...
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ArcMap layout dynamic text, remove group by decimal point

I'm currently designing layout of my data driven pages map. I would like to put x/y coordinates in corner of current layout view. I'm using text box with dynamic text code like this: <dyn type="...
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How to create dynamic text in ArcPy that recursively reflects the exported layer name from a list of layers

I have a script shown below with the help from @Midavalo that exports irrig_0, citylyr, boundlyr as a GIF. Once this is done the script then exports irrig_1, citylyr, boundlyr as another GIF and so on....
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Formatting dynamic text element in Data Driven Pages? [duplicate]

Is there a way to format the Name element generated as dynamic text from Data Driven Pages? This element serves as my title and it is too long and needs to be wrapped onto another line.
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Label dynamic text but also shorten it to only 50 characters [duplicate]

I am using dynamic text and labeling this: <dyn type="page" property="number"/> but I only want it to label the first 50 characters and than if it has to shorten the name to than put et al. at ...
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Adding dynamic text to layout from attribute table with Data Driven Pages?

I was trying to figure out how to use dynamic text from an attribute table in a collection of Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS 10. I've looked in the help files, but can't find anything on dynamic text ...
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Displaying previous and current year with dynamic text?

Is there a way to display previous and current year with dynamic text? If so, what is the formatting? I'm using ArcMap 10.0
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Format Issue with Dynamic Text using Data-Driven Pages

I have a dynamic text element I've edited to show open and closed store locations: I cannot seem to remove the spaces between my text. Note: the line you see before the last "0" is my legend border. ...
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Map series group dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro

I am in the process of creating a rather large group of map series in ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1, and am making use of the Dynamic Text to generate page titles. One of the options under Insert > Dynamic Text ...
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Add dynamic text from external source?

I am developing some templates for my office and would like to pull information from an external source that will be displayed in the marginalia as text boxes or similar objects. A product request ...
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How to display dynamic text together with date during timelapse?

I'm using time enabled data showing how environmental risks of gas development increases over three scenarios (reference, exploration only, small-scale development, large-scale development) in four ...
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Can you use active layer as input for dynamic text?

I'm wondering if you can lift the name of a layer in the ToC (within a group) and use it in dynamic text. Is there existing syntax to do this? Perhaps ... <dyn type="ToC" property="activeLayer"/...