Changing CAD annotation symbols

Use the Fonts tab on the Layer Properties dialog box to change CAD annotation symbols. You can change the display properties for the font, color, and format styles: bold, italic, or underline. ArcMap interprets CAD annotation as layers in the table of contents. If you save the map, your changes are saved in the current map but do not affect the display of CAD annotation in other maps.

  1. Double-click the CAD annotation layer in the table of contents to open the Layer Properties dialog box.
    • Or right-click the CAD layer and click Properties.
  2. Click the Fonts tab.
  3. Click a row in the fonts table.

    Each row lists a unique style, font, size, and color combination for all text styles contained in the CAD file.

  4. Click the drop-down arrows and formatting buttons in the Text Symbol box as needed to make changes to the CAD annotation symbols.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

You must convert CAD annotation to a geodatabase annotation class to change the font size.

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Published 6/8/2010