Editing formatted text

  1. Click the Select Elements tool Select Elements on the Draw toolbar and double-click the text element you want to edit.
  2. The original text is shown below:

    Formatted text
  3. Modify the text shown in the Text box on the Text tab.
  4. Formatting tags appear as plain text.

  5. Click Apply or OK to apply your changes and see any formatting changes on the display.
  6. In this example, italic formatting tags have been added to the word north:

    Formatted text (bold and italic formatting)
If you have geodatabase annotation, use the ArcMap editing tools to edit your annotation strings.

Learn more about editing geodatabase annotation

With geodatabase annotation, the Attributes dialog box has a formatted preview and lets you create mixed-format text without entering tag syntax.

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