Create a custom fill symbol from a BMP or EMF file

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Instructions provided describe how to create a custom fill symbol using a BMP or EMF image.


  1. Open the Symbol Selector dialog for the desired layer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. On the Symbol Properties Editor dialog, set the type to Picture Fill Symbol.
  4. Browse to the BMP or EMF file to be used for the fill symbology.
  5. Use the Picture Fill and Fill Properties tabs to adjust the symbol specifications.
  6. Click OK until the Symbol Selector dialog box is dismissed.

Article ID:000006853

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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