Bug Number BUG-000092875
Submitted Dec 09, 2015
Modified Jun 11, 2020
Severity Low
Applies To ArcGIS for Desktop
Version Found 10.3
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform Windows 7
Client Platform Windows 7
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Not in Current Product Plan
Version Fixed
SP Fixed

Bug BUG-000092875


In ArcCatalog, clicking the Edit option in the Item Description window of a feature class that has metadata written using a custom metadata editor eliminates the white space paragraph formatting.

Additional Information

The custom editor provides a value in the abstract or description element as plain text. In ArcGIS metadata, this is a marked-up text element for compatibility with ArcGIS Online. In all cases, when transferring plain text to the marked-up text control used by the ArcGIS metadata editor, formatting provided in plain text such as carriage returns is not kept. This is also a problem when upgrading FGDC CSDGM-format metadata, for example. When users copy the original text to Microsoft Word, it actually adds formatting to the original plain text that users cannot see, which is maintained when the text is copied from Microsoft Word to the marked-up text control used by the ArcGIS metadata editor.

Alternate Solution

1. Copy the information to Microsoft Word before clicking Edit in the Item Description window.
2. Make the required edits on the metadata.
3. Copy the information from Microsoft Word, and paste the information back to the item details.