How can I choose symbology for polygon outline from the built-in line symbology gallery in Pro?

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03-08-2018 07:54 AM
GergelySzalay2
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How can I choose symbology for polygon outline from the built-in line symbology gallery in Pro, as it is ArcGIS Desktop. As far as I seen now, if I wanted a composite line symbol for polygon outline, I have to build it by myself from symbol layers.

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KoryKramer
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Thanks for the additional details.  Yes, this isn't totally equivalent with ArcMap because the outline of a polygon is a stroke, not a line symbol.  It would still be good to submit an idea so that we're able to better gauge the priority of this request.  Thank you!

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KoryKramer
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Are you talking about this?

GergelySzalay2
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Yes, exactly! Your screenshot is from Desktop and I am looking for this function in Pro.

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KoryKramer
Esri Community Moderator

Thanks, Gergely.  I should have asked in my first response, do you have an example or two of the polygon outline symbology that you use?  Just to give some context to the request.  If you could provide a couple of screenshots that would be great.

Thanks again.

GergelySzalay2
New Contributor III

Thank you very much to deal with my problem, which may be much easier to solve than I think!

I am sorry to be too much enthusiastic and less detailed . Actually your screenshot is the best example. I could find easily the properties of polygon symbology were I can choose among the predefined fills:Polygon fill predefined

But when the customization of the outline comes in I can't find similar built-in options, which are available for line features, like this:

What I could do is simply set line color and width OR compose myself from symbol layers like below, which sometimes requires too much efforts: 

In many cases the built-in outline styles are good enough to use, or just need some minor adjustment.

I'm quite familiar with Desktop version but green rookie with Pro

Thank you in advance!

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KoryKramer
Esri Community Moderator

Thanks for the additional details.  Yes, this isn't totally equivalent with ArcMap because the outline of a polygon is a stroke, not a line symbol.  It would still be good to submit an idea so that we're able to better gauge the priority of this request.  Thank you!

Aaron_King
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This never got answered. Please remove the flag indicating the question was resolved.

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KoryKramer
Esri Community Moderator

This is the idea that the Gergely posted to request the functionality: https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-ideas/having-built-in-polygon-outline-styles-in-arcgis-pro/...  It looks like it is Open.  I'm not sure how feasible it is given the different different symbology model, but if you haven't yet added your vote to the idea, that would still be good.

Thank you!

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KoryKramer
Esri Community Moderator

Gergely, I'd recommend adding this as an idea on the https://community.esri.com/community/arcgis-ideas?sr=search&searchId=a47def0f-a4f0-4f6a-b5ca-e73a1e6...‌ site.  Thanks!

GergelySzalay2
New Contributor III

I will, thank you!

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