Creating new rule groups

When using the Element Rule Manager to organize the rules for your elements, it is easier to create groups based on elements. For example, if you have three text elements for the computer name, date, and time, you could create three rule groups named Computer Name, Date, and Time. Rule groups are empty when you initially create them. After the group is created, you can add vertical alignment and horizontal alignment rules for each.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > MPS Atlas.
  3. Click the Show Element Rule Manager button Show Element Rule Manager on the MPS Atlas toolbar.

    The Element Placement Rule Manager dialog box appears.

    Show Element Placement Rule Manager dialog box
  4. Check the Element Rule Manager check box in the tree view.
  5. Click New.

    The Select Element Rules dialog box appears.

    Select Element Rules dialog box
  6. Click Rule Group.
  7. Type a name for the rule group in the Description text box.
  8. Click OK.

    The element rule appears in the Element Rule Manager tree view.