Adding text to the data frame in layout view

  1. Click the Select Elements tool Select Elements on the Draw toolbar.
  2. Double-click anywhere in the data frame to give it focus.
  3. The data frame is drawn with a special hatch symbol outline.

  4. Specify the active annotation target on the Draw toolbar.
  5. Use one of the New Text tools on the Draw toolbar to add new text to the data frame.
By default, text added to the data frame is added to the <Default> annotation group. You can change this by setting the Active Annotation Target (available on the Drawing menu) before you add your text.

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