Adding text to the layout
- Make sure you are in layout view.
- If the data frame has focus (this is indicated by a hatched outline around the data frame), remove it by clicking the Select Elements tool and clicking somewhere on your layout outside the data frame.
- Use any of the text tools on the Draw toolbar to add new text to the layout.
- Optionally, click Insert > Text to add text to the layout.
Optionally, click Insert > Title, Insert > Dynamic Text, or Insert > Scale Text to add dynamic text to the layout.
Dynamic text is placed on a map layout and changes dynamically based on the current properties of the map document, data frame, or Data Driven Pages.