I recently converted a CAD dataset to a geodatabase using CAD to Geodatabase. I would now like to make a few adjustments to my annotation layer. Specifically, I would like the ability to change the color and add a halo. I've attempted to change the properties using ArcCatalog Feature Class Properties and thought I had succeeded but, alas, when I added the annotation layer to ArcMap the font was still the same as before I attempted the ArcCatalog modifications. It is strange that the modifications I made in ArcCatalog are visible and exactly what I need but it is not carrying over to displaying correctly in ArcMap. I must have missed something.
Can someone please provide me some guidance on how to proceed?