Converting multiple labels to annotations and back

Discussion created by JMB1656 on Sep 6, 2013
Hello all!

My team and I are working over a very large area and creating hundreds of small maps in layout view for permitting purposes. We are looking for a way to change a bunch of labels to annotations while in the view, and then change them back to labels after the view is done. We do it manually right now but it takes up so much time.

Is there a way (using python or not) to make this easier and reduce our "click count"?