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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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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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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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Create Page Numbers from Bookmarks

I am trying to add dynamic text to my map layout that displays the current sheet number out of the total number of sheets (e.g. "Page 1 of 15"). I'd like to set it up so that the label changes when I ...
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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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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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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 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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Breaking dynamic text line in Data Driven Pages

I am using data driven pages and some of my dynamic text attributes are too long for my layout. Is there a way to break the line into 2 or more lines with out editing the data? Example: FROM ...
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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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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"/...
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Why is the dynamic text on data driven pages not displaying a value from the grid attribute table?

Relating to my question here, I've been trying to return a value from the attribute table using the following code: <dyn type="page" property="lu1p"/> However, even if I try to use a ...
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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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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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