Style Text Layer dialog box
 
 
 

Specifies how text on the selected annotation is displayed.

To style an annotation layer

In Display Manager, right-click an annotation layer. Click Edit Style Style field.

Size context

Select one of the following:

  • Device Space. Symbol widths and heights are in screen units. Available units are Points, Inches, Millimeters, or Centimeters.
  • Map Space. Symbol widths and heights are in Mapping Coordinate System (MCS) units. Available units are Inches, Feet, Yards, Miles, Millimeters, Centimeters, Meters, and Kilometers.
Units

Specify the units for the annotation layer.

Text Type

Select one of the following:

  • Plain—Formats annotation text uniformly using the settings specified for the layer in this dialog box. The text has no formatting information itself.
  • Mtext—Formats annotation text as multiline. The settings specified for the layer in this dialog box define the base formatting style. You can override this formatting when you insert individual annotative text features.

Click Edit Expression to specify an expression for this setting. Do not use expressions for Text Type.

Text

Displays the name of a property in the feature source. Text for the annotation is what you specify in the Edit Text Instance dialog box when you create the annotation. Click Edit Expression to specify an expression for this setting.

For more information on inserting annotations, see Adding Text to an Annotation Layer.

Font Name

Specify the font for the annotation layer.

Font Size

Specify the font size for the annotation layer. Leave the "NullValue(SIZE,number)" expression. The initial setting for font height is in mapping units and is based on the existing view. Try the suggested height and adjust the number as needed. If individual instances need a different height, adjust the value in the SIZE column in the Data Table after you insert the annotation instances.

Horizontal Alignment

Displays the name of a property in the feature source. Text for the annotation is what you specify in the Edit Text Instance dialog box when you create the annotation. Click Edit Expression to specify an expression for this setting.

Vertical Alignment

Displays the name of a property in the feature source. Text for the annotation is what you specify in the Edit Text Instance dialog box when you create the annotation. Click Edit Expression to specify an expression for this setting.

Rotation

Displays the name of a property in the feature source. Text for the annotation is what you specify in the Edit Text Instance dialog box when you create the annotation. Click Edit Expression to specify an expression for this setting.

Preview

Displays a preview of the text with the specified styles applied.