Programatically modify the font used by a marker symbols in mxd in batch

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07-02-2021 10:27 AM
MaximeDemers
Occasional Contributor III

Hi,

Is there a way using arcpy (or else) to change the font of multiple marker symbols in a mxd? I got like an hundred of stacked symbols to modify... I need to modify the font used not the character of the font of each.

 

Thank you if you can help here!

 

P.S.: I dont need a complete answer, just a hint would be enough :)

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DavidPike
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A marker symbol as in from symbology?  Can you not update the symbol or apply symbology from layer file? Do you have 1000s of layers or something?

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MaximeDemers
Occasional Contributor III

Hi,

Yes, I got hundred of unique symbols to modify.

If not python, ArcObjects maybe?

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DavidPike
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How would you assign the new symbols automatically without knowing what to assign first? can you elaborate more on the proposed workflow as I don;t understand at all.

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MaximeDemers
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I dont want to assign a new symbol, I want to modify the font used by every symbols.

1- Loop over all layers in a mxd

2- Determine if the layer symbol is using a specific font

3- Modify that specific font for another one

4- Save the mxd

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