I can't seem to place a point or callout using the Go To XY toolbar. Working in ArcMap Standard 10.2.2. The toolbar is not grayed out, and all buttons are visible. Thanks!
If the issue is that the tool is failing to move to the correct location, I'd start by checking that your Data Frame and data layers have a coordinate system.
Also, check the section "Guidelines for specifying coordinates with the Go To XY command" in the tool Help (see link below) for the particulars on how the tool expects the data format to be when entered into the tool.
Using the Go To XY tool—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
If the issue instead is that it does go to the correct location, but you are unable to add a point or callout, we'll need a bit more information. Is the goal to add a point as a Graphic? Or add a point as a feature in a layer? Also, when you are attempting this, are you in Data View or Layout View?
Chris Donohue, GISP
Thanks Chris. I discovered that only the map I was working in had this issue. Once I opened a different, and less "data-congested" one, I could add points, points and labels, and callouts in both data and layout views without issues. The coordinate format was not the issue.. I could flash, pan and zoom to the point every time. I just couldn't add a graphic callout or point to this particular map.
In the original map, something to check would be to see if any of the Annotation setting(s) are not checked on. Sometimes these get turned off, which means when graphics are attempted to be added they "disippear", when in fact with this setting unchecked they are getting added but not displayed. Note that there could be several annotation groups listed here (the example below just has the normal default). If any of the groups listed here have the checkboxes off, turn the checkbox on and then see if you can then add Graphics.
Thanks Chris, will take a look and post back!
Dan Lambert GISP
If anyone runs into this scenario, what worked for me (v10.5) was turning my imagery off before adding the labelled point.
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