Insert 'free' text into the map / data view

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10-05-2021 09:21 AM
KeithAddison1
Occasional Contributor II

Is the ability to add free text into the map still in the pipeline a la this post from 2019:

https://geospatialtraining.com/map-annotation-and-graphics-coming-to-arcgis-pro-in-the-future/

Dealing with annotation layers is cumbersome (I pull out my hair enough as it is) and time wasting overkill for my purposes, I just want to be able to drop 'dumb' free text graphics into the data view like with ArcMap.

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jcarlson
MVP Notable Contributor

What version of Pro are you using? This is definitely possible.

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Add a Graphics Layer, then use the built-in tools to add text wherever you like.

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- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS
KeithAddison1
Occasional Contributor II

I have 2.8 but started on 2.4, so I wasn't aware this had been added (in 2.6 apparently).  Thanks!