Creating corner ticks

Ticks are smaller lines that appear along neatlines or grid lines. They are associated with a particular line segment or grid line and cannot exist without that component. Ticks that appear in corners at the intersection of two line segments are known as corner ticks.

  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 a neatline or grid lines.
  5. Right-click either a Segments or Gridline component in the tree view and click Add > Ticks.

    The Ticks component is added to the tree view.

  6. Right-click the Ticks component and click Properties.

    The Tick Properties dialog box appears.

  7. Click the Feature Settings and Symbol tab.
    Feature Settings and Symbol tab
  8. Check the Corner Tick check box in the Options area.
  9. Choose a corner tick type.
    • Mitered—Tick extends across the diagonal line of an intersection, from the inside out.
    • Squared (inward)—Tick is a squared line inside the intersection.
    • Squared (outward)—Tick is a squared line that is perpendicular to the intersection.
  10. Click Symbol.

    The Representation Rule Selector dialog box appears.

  11. Choose a symbol and set the appropriate properties.
  12. Click OK.

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