Dynamic Text from Shapefile Data

Discussion created by mdjones333 on Mar 5, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 5, 2013 by mdjones333
Hello All,

I would like some help when setting up a map layout so that I can automate the listing of shapefile attributes based on which ones are visible in the data frame.  An example of this would be when creating a USGS map that may have multiple USGS Quads visible in the view.  I am often asked to list the quad names visible in the map and this would make it easier.  I have the quads as polygon shapes with their names as attributes inserted behind a base map that has WMS data as a contunuous DRG.  See the included graphic below to get an idea as to what I am looking for.  Thanks in advance for any help with this.  I am using ArcGIS Ver 10, not 10.1