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Can I add an expression to Dynamic Text?

Question asked by srhyne on Sep 18, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2019 by srhyne

I have a challenge I'm trying to figure out. Much of our different ArcMAP files are labeled F1_StudyArea.mxd, F2_RoadNetwork.mxd, etc. The "F1" represents the figure number in the report and the remaining name is the map title. I'd like to somehow use the dynamic text tool to read the F1_StudyArea.mxd file name and produce the following text in layout with specific formatting tags:

 

Figure 1

Study Area

 

The reason why I would like this function is the common figure number and title updates we go through. It would be easy to rename the mxd file and run a script to produce PDFs with updated figure numbers and names. Is this possible or pie in the sky?

 

Thanks!

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