Capture Text in Shape File

Discussion created by ke0m on Jul 5, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 8, 2013 by ke0m
Hello all,

I am attempting to export a Geodatabase that has two feature classes to two shape files. One of these feature classes contains contour lines (line features) and the other contains text (annotation features) which both display properly when plotted into ArcMap. The contour lines export fine but the text is converted into little diamonds and is therefore not readable. I have searched for a method of capturing the text and properly displaying it but I have not found any help yet. Does someone know how I can convert this text to a shape file so that it still reads as text?

Any help will be greatly appreciated,