Configuring the formatting options

The Format tab on the Annotation Properties window controls general formatting options for the selected annotation component. You can set these options within this tab:

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Cartography to add the Production Cartography toolbar.
  3. Click the Grids and Graticules Designer window button Grids and Graticules Designer window on the Production Cartography toolbar.
  4. Create or load a grid that has annotation.
  5. Expand nodes in the Grid tree view until you find an annotation node.
  6. Double-click the annotation node.

    The Annotation Properties

  7. Click the Format tab.
    Annotation Properties Format tab
  8. If necessary, check the Absolute Value check box.
  9. If necessary, click the Annotation Weight drop-down arrow or type a value in the field.
  10. If necessary, type a character string in the Delimiting Characters text box.
  11. If necessary, type the number of digits to display after the decimal in the Decimal Places/Precision text box.
  12. If necessary, type a prefix in the Prefix text box.
  13. If necessary, type a suffix in the Suffix text box.
  14. If necessary, choose a symbol for the prefix and suffix.

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