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Text does not obey anchor point when contents changed

Question asked by bnelson1985 on May 5, 2015
Latest reply on May 5, 2015 by dbarnes-esristaff

I'm trying to position a text element in the bottom-left corner of my map, but having a problem that seems similar to these.

     Print Service not honoring Anchor Points

     Data Driven Page Name Location Issues

     Dynamic Text in Data Driven Pages won't stay put

 

Specifically, I want to replace the text using ArcPy; however, despite that I made sure the text element is anchored at the bottom-left, when I change the contents, it behaves as if the anchor is in the top-left, and text sprawls off the bottom of the page:

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Is this expected behavior?  What am I missing? Do text elements simply not respect (at least the vertical aspect of) the anchor point; does it anchor only the first line; does the anchor not update when text is changed?

 

I can probably position it myself in the script, but I'd like to know if there's a better way.

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