Graticule text improvements

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08-16-2011 02:24 PM
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emmornile1
Occasional Contributor II

The text properties for graticules (grids on layouts)are limited compared to other text usage.
1) It would be good to add a text halo to mask out features (valuable when the graticule labels are on the inside of the data frame).
2) It would be good to add an expression in the same way a feature class can be labeled:
"T " &vbnewline & [Twn] &vbnewline & [TwnChar]

In this case to stack text vertically.

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TomBole

Hi emmornille1,

Thanks for the suggestions. 

Adding a halo to grid/graticule labels is currently possible.

1. Select the grid from the Contents pane and open properties

2. From the Format Map Grid pane click the Components tab

3. Select the labels you want to add the halo to from the components list

4. Click the Symbol button

Screenshot.png

This should take you to a new pane where you can set properties for the label text. Most properties are supported, however, you should be aware that due to the unique nature of grid/graticule labels the many of the position properties, such as Offset X and Offset Y do not work in this context.

The good news is that most of the properties that effect display, including Halo, are supported.

Here is an example.

Screenshot1.png

Hope this helps, 

Tom