Dynamic Text Based on Variable?

Discussion created by jmadero on May 14, 2012
Latest reply on May 16, 2012 by jmadero
I guess this question is two fold:

1. Is there a way to make dynamic text that is based on a variable?

2. If so how do I do it and set the variable # using python.

My situation is I have a map ID # in the top right of my map. As of now I manually change the ID # for every map that I make, I want this to be automated. I have a list of the ID's so I can make a loop if I can figure out how to set the text to be based on a variable and then learn how to set that variable using ESRI's python. Thanks in advance