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How To: Edit Icon Manager icons

Summary

ArcView doesn't provide a way to edit the icons available in the Icon Manager. This article discusses a workaround involving a screen capture and an image editor.

Procedure

  1. Load icons from the Icon Manager into a palette.
  2. Open an empty view and use the Draw tool to place one or more of the icon marker symbols into into the view.
  3. Resize the symbol to make it the same size as a regular icon.
  4. Press Atl+'Print Screen' to capture the active window on your screen. The captured image will be placed in your system's clip board.
  5. Start an image editing application such as Microsoft Paint, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and so forth.
  6. Paste the screen capture into a new file.
  7. Crop the desired icon and make any necessary changes.
  8. Save the image as a BMP file.
  9. Load the BMP file into the Icon Manager.

    Note:
    Refer to the ArcView Help topic, "Loading an icon."

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