Renaming an element in the element library

Once a layout element is in the database, the Database Element dialog box provides the ability to rename the element using the tree view. The Database Elements dialog box provides a user interface for an element library.


Products and categories can also be renamed.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Verify that the map document is in layout view.
  3. On the main menu, click Insert > Database Element.

    The Database Element dialog box appears.

  4. Navigate to the element you want to rename.
  5. Right-click the element and click Rename.

    The element name becomes editable.

  6. Type a new name for the element and press ENTER.
  7. Click Close.