Updating annotation

The Update Anno tool updates the selected annotation feature class for selected features or all chart features. It ensures that the accent bar gap and arrowhead of the annotation are the correct size for the map scale of the chart that the annotation is in. It corrects problems with the geometry of the text element of the annotation features and updates both feature-linked and non-feature-linked annotation. A non-feature-linked annotation's text is not re-created; however, the size is updated so that it is correct for the map scale of the chart that it is in. The Update Anno tool reports variable problems with annotation features, such as missing text elements, text element/annotation feature shape mismatch problems, and any errors that occur while updating the annotation.

To see how this tool is used in a data information management and chart production environments, see the sample production tutorials that are available with the Aeronautical Solution setup.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Make sure that the production properties are set correctly.

    Properties include the Product Library Workspace, Production Database Workspace, Data Model Version, Product Class Version, and Instances Maintained. The Data Model Version needs to be set to the AIS Charting model.

  3. Make sure that you are not in an edit session and annotation feature layers are loaded in the map document.
  4. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aeronautical Annotation.
  5. Click the Update Anno button Update Anno on the Aeronautical Annotation toolbar.

    The Update Anno dialog box appears.

    Update Anno dialog box

    If the instance was set on the Product Library tab on the Data Frame Properties dialog box, the selected instance is automatically checked in the Instances to Process list.

  6. Check the check boxes next to the instances you want to process.

    The list displayed is built from the Instances Maintained set on the Production Properties dialog box.

  7. Check the check boxes next to the annotation classes in the Annotation Class(es) to Process list.

    You can use the Select All, Clear All, and individual check boxes to choose the annotation classes.

  8. Click Apply.

    The tool updates annotation features to ensure that the annotation reflects the text string in the label field. It also updates the accent bar gap sizes, arrowhead sizes, and font sizes for the chart on which the annotation appears. You can view the log file to see the processing details.

    If there were any annotation feature layers whose geometry problems could not be fixed, a message appears asking you if you want to delete them.

  9. Click Yes to delete the layers with geometry problems or No if you do not want to delete them.
  10. Click Close when finished.