Adding formatted text to map document annotation or graphic text

  1. Click the New Text button New Text on the Draw toolbar.
  2. Click in the map display and type the text string.
  3. As you type formatting tags into the string, you see the tags as plain text on the display.

    Bold formatting tag
  4. Press ENTER.
  5. The formatted text appears on the display.

    Formatted text
If the string you enter has any syntax problems, formatting will be disabled and all the tags will appear as plain text on the display. To correct syntax errors, edit the text by double-clicking it with the Select Element tool Select Elements or clicking the New Text button New Text and clicking once inside the text.
If you are creating geodatabase annotation text, use the tools on the Annotation toolbar.

Learn more about creating new annotation features

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