Adding the computer name as dynamic text using the default format
The default format computer name added to the map sheet as dynamic text references the current computer on which the map document is opened, using the current name of the computer. If the map document is opened on a different computer, the name is updated to reflect the different computer name.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > MPS Atlas.
Click the Add Dynamic Text button on the MPS Atlas toolbar.
A crosshair with a letter A appears.
Click anywhere in the map sheet layout.
A piece of dynamic text is inserted on the page.
Double-click the dynamic text on the map sheet.
The Dynamic Text Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Dynamic Text tab if necessary.
- Click the Dynamic Text drop-down arrow and choose Computer Name.
The Computer Name text appears in the text box.
Click the dynamic text element in the text field.
The Computer Name Dynamic Text Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Default Format option.
- Click OK.