Convert labels to annotations in layout mode in ArcGIS Pro

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01-10-2022 12:41 PM
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by Anonymous User
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Hi,

There is currently no equivalent to ArcMap's adding annotation in the map layout in ArcGIS Pro. All annotation gets placed into a  geodatabase...it is possible to add this option in ArcGIS Pro too?

Thanks,

Robert.

 

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WendyHarrison
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Hi Robert,

What you are talking about was called Map Annotation in ArcMap.  We've implemented Graphics layers in ArcGIS Pro for that functionality.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/mapping/layer-properties/graphics-layers.htm

when you're converting labels to annotation you have the choice whether to convert into a geodatabase or a graphics layer. See the topics below for information on converting to a graphics layer

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/mapping/text/converting-labels-to-annotation.htm

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/tool-reference/cartography/convert-labels-to-graphics.htm

 

Wendy

 

by Anonymous User

oh, ok!

Thank you so much Wendy!

Robert.

KFung_TLC

But how can I "move" the graphical annotations if I choose to convert it to Graphics (I usually prefer a standalone annotation layer than tying it to geodatabase)? In ArcMap it's simple--once you convert labels to annotations you can just move the labels as if it is a free moving text. But in ArcGIS Pro I kept clicking on the "graphics" and nothing happens. 

Did I missed anything? It make ArcGIS Pro clumsy.

Thanks

Ken