Questions tagged [text]

Words treated as data by a computer

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Automatic text wrapping in ArcMap layout text element?

How can I word-wrap a text element on an ArcMap layout, when it contains a lot of text? go into Layout mode choose > Insert > Text paste in a long text block eg lorem ipsum The text block now ...
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Adding text fields with more than 255 characters?

I'm working on a QGIS project where I have few shapefile layers with text fields. I would like to add whole paragraphs as descriptions to the text fields, however the fields are limited by their ...
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Getting ArcGIS to include leading zeros in text field?

I am entering characters in a text field that is essentially a 5 number ID. I need leading zeros to be included in the value, but every time I enter or calculate the field, the leading zeros are ...
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QGIS - is it possible to convert accented characters to regular ones in attribute table? [closed]

I have OSM dataset containing names with national characters (this is CSV export, but I have it in SHP): osm_id,code,fclass,population,name,longitude,latitude 276645544,1003,village,221,Krč,14.248410,...
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Methods for geotagging/displaying text documents

I'm wondering what methods folks are familiar with for geotagging/displaying text documents, or the text from a document. For example, it's easy enough to geotag a photo and display it in ArcGIS or ...
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Getting text to center in a label expression

Is there an expression that can be entered in the label expression that will force text to center? Such as the ones used to change case/replace/etc.
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Creating transparent text (watermark) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used "...
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How to create multiple QGIS layers from multiple text files?

I have a few hundred txt files (each representing a line of a river bed profile) that I need to load as (point-) layers in QGIS. Partial example: 4504764.8331;5374251.3024;397.8871;2 4504764.7761;...
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Exporting attribute table to text file(.txt) in ModelBuilder

I'm having trouble exporting directly an ArcGIS attribute table to a text file (.txt) while I'm working in ModelBuilder. I tried the followings and none of them worked: Copy Rows tool: I tried to add ...
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Change font size of all labels print composer

I have to print a map in A0 paper size and also in A3. First I completed the job for the A0 size map, then I duplicated the print composer and I am changing the fonts of attribute tables and label ...
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CSV text files loading error / crash in QGIS 2.18.8

I got a problem when I try to load tab-separated text files in the "Create a layer from the delimited text file" tab (that one with de comma symbol). After normally selecting the X and Y fields and ...
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Line spacing at print composer

I'm using a text box in the print composer (QGIS 2.16). If I write more then one line, how can I set the line spacing between the lines?
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Create polygons per ID from txt file (ArcPy)

I am writing a script that can take a .txt file as input and as output has a shapefile containing polygons to be used in ArcMap. My input looks like this with points at each vertex of a polygon, and ...
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What is the best FME Transformer for Text search and replace in attribute fields

I have a number of feature classes which have fields containing text which has somehow become improperly encoded. The fields contain german text which should be either ä, ö, ü, ß but instead contains ...
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QGIS 2.14 Composer incorrectly renders svg text position

I just noticed that SVG rendering in composer since upgrade to QGIS 2.14 is incorrectly handling some text placement. I have an SVG compass rose, which was rendering fine before upgrading to 2.14 (...
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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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Can one convert text annotations to a layer in QGIS?

I know text annotations can be turned on & off with Ctrl+T... but is there any way to export them as a layer?
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Override typographic ligatures in QGIS labels?

For one of my label layers I am using a font that contains typographic ligatures for certain letter pairs. If I increase the letter spacing in Layer Properties, the ligature is retained as a single ...
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Creating polygon from 2 txt files (Parent ID + Coordinates) using ArcPy?

I want to create polygons based on two separate text files: the first one (as parents) lists the Polygon ID (ID_el) and three to four Points ID (IDpt1, IDpt2, IDpt3..) the second contains the Points ...
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Writing ArcPy cursor results to text file?

I don't know how to write the result in a text file, can anyone help me? import arcpy rows = arcpy.SearchCursor("E:/Arcgis/lx.gdb/WuChangJieDaokou_onlyweight", "", "", "", "VEHICLEID A; TIME A") ...
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How to count text values

My issue is to count text values from vector layer. I got a layer with streets for one of administrative region and it's names in column. It looks like this Id Street_name XYZ XYZ ABC XYZ . . . ...
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OL3 the text is incorrectly aligned

Using OpenLayers3 I have observed an incorrect alignment of the text when styling the features of the Cluster source. Also the baseline of the text appears to be ignored. The below code sample (or ...
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Arcpy mapping text element reset

I am writing a script to create thousands of maps and I am trying to create a table that updates for every map. Basically an updating table of the information specific to each map. I have been trying ...
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What is the best plain text format for georeferenced raster data?

I have to translate satellite images in a file in .txt format or another, such as Excel or .csv, in which there are pixel values corresponding to (longitude,latitude) couples. What is the best file ...
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Add DXF text to shape as attribute

I have a DXF with text and I have a shapefile with some squares. Is it possible, in QGIS, to add the text from the DXF to a new column in the shapefile?
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How Do I Open Grid Text Files?

I've received wind speed data in grid text format and I have no idea how to open it in QGIS. Please go easy on the computer jargon, I'm no computer scientist.
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OpenLayers 3 Style - text label with size not depending on scale

I try to label polygons from a WFS-Source with an attribute. This works fine, but my problem is that the size of this label is scale depending. It has the same size on every scale. But i want it to ...
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Shapefiles *.dbf data, encoding problem

I have to work with the Shapefiles, and all is fine except data in *.dbf When I have first deserialized file, I have thought, that I'm doing smth wrong, but when any soft like (QGIS, SAGA, ESRI ...
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Change Dynamic Text language in ArcGIS

Being in a bilingual (English/French) organisation, I want to add dynamic text showing the date in both languages. I have a line that shows English month/year but since my ArcGIS is in English, by ...
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Debugging unexpected characters placed by ArcPy Python script tool in text element of ArcGIS Pro layout?

I am seeing something very unexpected from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 when exporting what should be the same PDF from the same ArcPy script and same data using two methods. When I run the script from IDLE the ...
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Using ArcPy to copy/paste text boxes from template?

I am in the process of generating hundreds of maps in ArcMap 10.3 from a few master templates. I recently found out that I have to add a small text box in the bottom-right hand corner of all the maps ...
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SVG trouble in QGIS

I am having some issues using some SVGs that I have created in Inkscape. I am trying to use them in QGIS but they're not displayed properly. This: is how the SVG looks like in Inkscape and how it ...
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Minidump everytime I upload a delimited text file [duplicate]

I am having a problem loading delimited text files into QGIS 2.18.8 Las Palmas (the same error also happened in past versions). Every time I try to upload a delimited text file the following error ...
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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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Splitting a string and extracting the numbers

I'm using QGIS and i have an attribute field that contains several compacted info such as "aaa1-bbb2-ccc3" and i want to extract those three different numbers into new fields .. so far i have managed ...
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Changing second line text using ArcPy?

I work with several maps with this text: and i try to change the second line only into "landUse" by using this code: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"G:\desktop\Project" for num,...
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arcpy replace text placeholder

I need to be able to walk through many mxds to replace text strings but able to skip a character place. For example, replace: 'area %d' with 'area %d - this is some other text' output: 'area 2' '...
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How to Import the geometry/feature collection which is in GeoJSON format into Google Earth Engine?

I have a GeoJSON file. I have opened it in Sublime Text Editor How can I import it in Google Earth Engine?
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DivIcon vertical text

Iam struggling with one letter below the other vertical text orientation for DivIcon. Found some hints/hacks here https://davidwalsh.name/css-vertical-text But i couldnt manage to get it working for ...
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“Import Textfile as Layer” generates only 1 feature

I have a text file containing adresses with coordinates wich looks like this: [...] N;DEBYv00018000101;A;09;4;75;120;0001;00000;9;;4496255,330;5571332,790;Brunnenstraße;95182;Döhlau;, Kr Hof, Saale;...
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How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator?

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator? QGIS 1.8
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changing text in an MXD textbox with items from a list in ArcPy

I am trying to create a text label for a series of maps over time. I have a text box with the element name "DateBox" in my mxd. As a filler, it says "Week # here". I want to it say "Week XX", where XX ...
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QGIS Set label text quadrant as above baseline or below the top of the ascent

In the product description for a topographic map over Sweden there is a recommendation to use an abbribute field containing digits to quadrant placement of labels in a point shapefile containing all ...
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Setting anchor/pivot point to layer features (point and text) by which symbol or text will rotate in ArcMap?

I know I can change the rotation and pivot point when editing, but if I have point layer that contains for example an arrow symbol (EMF picture) and I need the arrow to rotate around the bottom part ...
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Write ogrinfo result to text file

I have obtained a desired value from a dataset using: ogrinfo input.shp -dialect SQLite -sql "SELECT SUM(field) from input The ogrinfo command prints the desired value via the command line when I ...
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Loading texts with shapefile in ArcMap

I am currently trying to load different shapefiles in ArcObjects programmatically. Currently I can load lines, polylines, polygons and ellipses (even though that's just a fancy polygon as far as ...
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Exporting map from composer in QGIS - text labels have moved in output?

I am exporting a map from QGIS. I have some text labels for the title of my map, rendered with html. All looks good before I export but when I open my exported map (I have tried exporting to both ...
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Projection of delimited text file does not match shapefile

I am using Windows 10 with QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa, and have tried the same on other QGIS versions with the same result. I am trying to project a delimited text file onto another shapefile, however the two ...
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Turning Text into Layer in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. Can I turn the text boxes which I have inserted on my map into a layer which keeps the same aspect ratio with the map?
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Center Text In Table Column

I'm building a static map, and want to center text in a table I've added to the layout. How can this be accomplished in ArcGIS Desktop?