Editing formatted text
- Click the Select Elements tool on the Draw toolbar and double-click the text element you want to edit.
- Modify the text shown in the Text box on the Text tab.
- Click Apply or OK to apply your changes and see any formatting changes on the display.
The original text is shown below:
Formatting tags appear as plain text.
In this example, italic formatting tags have been added to the word north:
If you have geodatabase annotation, use the ArcMap editing tools to edit your annotation strings.
With geodatabase annotation, the Attributes dialog box has a formatted preview and lets you create mixed-format text without entering tag syntax.