Adding custom content to layout

Discussion created by bdm8641 on May 17, 2011
Latest reply on May 23, 2011 by jbarrette-esristaff
Does anyone know if you can (within a layout)  have a text box that will read information from map layers.  Example - I am making a map layout of Variable Rate Lime to apply to a field (58 acres) and I would like w/in a Text Box:

Applied Acres: 58
Minimum Rate (Tons/Acre): 0.0
Maximum Rate (Tons/Acre): 4.5
Average Rate (Tons/Acre): 2.3
Total Tons of Lime Needed: 133.4

The Acres would come from my field boundary layer
Lime Ton amounts would come from my Variable Rate Lime layer that would have column VRT_Lime showing tons of lime/area (polygon)