Convert GDB Annotation To Map Annotation

Idea created by davidgi on May 27, 2010

    The ability to convert geodatabase annotation to map annotation in ArcMap would be useful. There are plenty of tools to go the other way.


    Annotation is stored at a certain scale, 1:100,00 for example. When using the annotation at say 1:50,000 it's twice as big as it should be. There is no scaling option available to scale the gdb annotation on the fly (perhaps this should be a separate idea?).

    Also sometimes text needs to be manipulated (moved, rotated, formatted etc) to make it legible, having it as map annotation makes it much easier and safer.