Overview of Annotating Maps
 
 
 

Dynamic labels are placed automatically. To control placement precisely, you can use Mtext or add text to an annotation layer.

Annotations are notes or other types of explanatory symbols or objects that are commonly used to add information to your map. The following types of annotation can be added to your map:

Annotation Type

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Labels

Features

Names that mark each feature on the map

Adding Labels

Drawing object annotation

Drawing objects

Attached to drawing objects and defined by annotation templates

Annotating Drawing Objects

Annotation layers

Features

Contain freestanding text features that are stored in a data table

Creating Annotation Layers

Legends

Features

Provides a key to feature styles in your map

Adding a Legend

AutoCAD text objects

 

Text objects created with the TEXT and MTEXTcommands

Annotating with AutoCAD Text Objects

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