Converting geodatabase annotation to coverage annotation
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
ArcInfo or ArcEditor is required to convert geodatabase annotation to coverage annotation.
You use the Feature Class to Coverage geoprocessing tool to convert annotation stored in a geodatabase annotation feature class to coverage annotation. The attributes in the geodatabase annotation feature class are converted to a corresponding coverage annotation subclass, Text Attribute Table (TAT). The coverage annotation pseudo items ($ALIGN, $FIT, $ID, $JUSTIFY, $LEVEL, $OFFSETX, $OFFSETY, $SIZE, $SYMBOL, $TEXT, and $WORD) will be populated as well.
The size of each annotation feature is converted from the unit points to a corresponding size in map units.
ArcMap provides many text symbol properties that are unavailable in ArcInfo Workstation, such as fill pattern, advanced background options, and drop shadows. Therefore, only those properties supported by ArcInfo Workstation can be retained.
You can convert a subset of features in a geodatabase annotation feature class by adding the feature class to ArcMap and making a selection before running the tool.