Stacking and unstacking annotation

Stacking annotation places the text of geodatabase annotation on multiple lines. If your annotation has several words, you can use stacking to make it easier to fit it on your map.

Stacking is based on spaces, typically between words. Each time you stack the annotation, your annotation is broken into a new line at one of these spaces. If the Stack command is not enabled, check that the selected annotation has spaces and is not curved.

  1. Click the Edit Annotation tool Edit Annotation on the Editor toolbar and select the annotation.
  2. To stack your annotation, right-click and click Stack.

    The text is placed in multiple lines.

    Stacked text result

  3. To further stack your annotation, right-click again and click Stack.
  4. To completely unstack your annotation, right-click and click Unstack.