I'm trying to copy and paste text annotation elements in ArcView, dataview. I have the correct annotation class selected and turned on. it is set to show at all scales. I select an element, copy it, and when I paste it, nothing happens. I've tired to do this with other annotation classes and paste doesn't work with any of them. Any ideas as to why this is hppening? It is a function I use quite frequently and never had this problem before...
Just to be certain, they aren't just pasting on top of each other, are they? That's what happens for me and then I need to manually move them in order to see that there is a new copy. It might worth a try adding it to a new MXD and test it there. MXDs can become corrupt from time to time.
Thanks everyone - to clarify, no,the elements are not stacked on top of one another. I've tried it in/out of edit sessions, in data view and in layout view with layout elements. I tried in a variety of map files. I simply cannot paste any elements! for some reason this feature is totally disabled within Arcveiw - I can paste the text from one element into an existing element, but no element (text box, marker, etc) of any kind.
one simple mistake that always catches me when editing anno, moreso thgan other types of data: you cannot copy and paste any data elements within the Layout view, you have to toggle into the Data view, copy & paste, then back again
I encountered the same problem with copy pasting annotations this morning. For me the problem was caused when I changed the projection of the Data Frame and then tried to copy paste annotation of a different projection than the Data Frame. To solve this I simply removed the annotation group and set up a new one for the correct projection and was able to copy paste again.
I found a fix. I too right click, copy, then right-click and the paste option is not there. But for some reason I can Ctrl P and Ctrl V and it works, and I# can even right-click, copy and Ctrl V and it works. I'm thinking this is a glitch.