How do I add text as a marker symbol layer for line symbology?

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JustinJohnston
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I am trying to add some text to lines similar to the screenshot below from an erosion and sediment control plan.  How do I go about changing the symbology of lines to create similar lines as this?  Do I need to first create pictures of the text and use a picture as the marker symbol?  It would seem like I could include text as the marker somehow.

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jcarlson
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  1. Given a lines layer, go into the symbol's Properties, then go to the Structure sub-tab (that's the wrench)
  2. Click Add symbol layerMarker layer
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  3. Back on the Layers sub-tab, select your new marker layer and set its Form to the text marker at the lower-left
    jCarlson_1-1611853842705.png

  4. Pick your desired Shape text symbol, then go on to adjust the Marker Placement and Placement Template and other settings to get the text to look how you'd like.
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- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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jcarlson
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  1. Given a lines layer, go into the symbol's Properties, then go to the Structure sub-tab (that's the wrench)
  2. Click Add symbol layerMarker layer
    jCarlson_0-1611853726474.png

  3. Back on the Layers sub-tab, select your new marker layer and set its Form to the text marker at the lower-left
    jCarlson_1-1611853842705.png

  4. Pick your desired Shape text symbol, then go on to adjust the Marker Placement and Placement Template and other settings to get the text to look how you'd like.
    jCarlson_2-1611854160726.png

     

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS
JustinJohnston
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Thanks!  Much closer now.  How do I get the line  breaks under the text?  do I need to use a dashed line and try to get the gaps to match the placement of the text?

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jcarlson
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I think it would be a careful configuring of the dash pattern, yes, unless there's a "masking" setting I am unaware of on the symbol layer effects.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS
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