Fine-tuning Layout View

Discussion created by dluns2003 on Aug 25, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2011 by SaultDon
I am working on a display drawing for a new subdivision using ArcMap 10. The layout view is looking pretty good, but I am trying to fine-tune it now and I have a few questions:

1) My polygon layer shows each proposed tract; however, to find out what each tract's acreage is, I have to measure it with the measure tool. Is there any way I can set ArcMap to automatically calculate and show the acreage of each tract in the Attribute table?

2) It would be really nice if I could label each tract AND the acreage; the only way I can think to do this is to either create a point file that has one label, or put them all in layout view using the Text tool. However, both options have their own inherent problems. Looking at the Properties => Labels tab of any given layer, it looks like there's no way to label two fields from the same layer. Is this correct?

3) Finally, how do you lock a layout view? What I would like to do is lock layout view to a given scale that will not change if I move/scroll/zoom in either layout or data view (kind of like locking a viewport in AutoCAD, for those who are familiar with that program).

Please help, and thanks!