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How To: Convert text in an item into an annotation coverage

Procedure

Summary

Steps to take text attribute information from an ITEM in the cover.AAT or cover.PAT and place it into an ANNOTATION coverage.

Procedure

1. Start ARCPLOT
2. Set the MAPEXTENT for the desired coverage
3. Display the features desired (i.e LABEL POINTs, ARCs, or POLYGONs)
4. Run the following commands:

Code:
ANNOCOVERAGE <cover>
ANNOLEVEL <specify_a_level_#>
ARCTEXT <cover> <item> <--- draw arc text
POLYGONTEXT <cover> <item> <--- draw polygon text
POINTTEXT <cover> <item> <--- draw point labels
LABELTEXT <cover> <item> <--- draw polygon labels
...repeat drawing commands as necessary....
ANNOCOVERAGE NONE

5. Now you can display annotation:

Code:
ANNOTEXT <cover> <level>