Delete annotations stored in a map document in ArcMap

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Instructions provided describe how to delete annotations stored in a map document in ArcMap.


There are two ways to delete annotations from a map document:

  • Use the Select Elements tool to select the desired annotation:
  1. Click the annotation to be deleted.
  2. Press the Delete key on the keyboard.
  • Remove the annotation from the Annotation Groups tab in Data Frame Properties window:
  1. In the ArcMap menu, click View.
  2. Select Data Frame Properties.
  3. Click the Annotation Groups tab.
  4. Select the annotations to be deleted.
  5. Click Remove Group.

Article ID:000012429

  • ArcMap

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