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Display decimal degrees as degrees minutes seconds?

Question asked by egreenaway on Feb 12, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2016 by Dan_Patterson

I'm fairly new to ArcGIS, but I have a question that I assumed would be easy that I am having a very hard time finding the answer to. 


I have a set of x,y coordinates that I created and calculated using the 'Calculate Geometry' option in the data table.  I have decimal degree values in these two fields that look right, but in order to make a map, I want to display these values as degrees, minutes, seconds for printing.


I don't need to change the values, I don't want to reproject them, all I want is for them to show up on the map as degrees, minutes, seconds.  I've been using vbScript to display values in the formats I want, but I can't seem to find how to go about coding to make x, y coordinates show up as DMS -


I had assumed this would be the easiest thing in the world to do, and maybe it is to those of you more familiar with ArcGIS.  Maybe it is so obvious no one ever bothered to document it but I kind of need idiot-proof directions.  Can someone please provide some help?