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FAQ: How does ArcMap handle the '\' character when converting coverage annotation to geodatabase annotation?

Question

How does ArcMap handle the '\' character when converting coverage annotation to geodatabase annotation?

Answer

For coverage annotation in ArcPlot the '\' character indicates a line feed. For example, the text "South\Carolina", would be displayed stacked, like this:

South
Carolina

When you use ArcMap's Convert Coverage Annotation tool to convert coverage annotation to either Geodatabase annotation or map annotation, the '\' character is converted into a line feed character in the converted annotation. The result is that when you convert coverage annotation that is stacked with the '\' character, the converted annotation will also be stacked.

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