Bug Number NIM097698
Submitted Dec 30, 2013
Modified Nov 24, 2020
Severity High
Applies To ArcGIS for Desktop
Version Found 10.1
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform Windows 7 64 Bit
Client Platform Windows 7 64 Bit
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Not in Current Product Plan
Version Fixed
SP Fixed

Bug NIM097698


The document path in a dynamic text creates a new line instead of a single line when a map document path consists of a folder starting with the character 'n'.

Additional Information

Currently, we have plans to address this issue in ArcMap. The Dynamic Text element "Path" in ArcGIS Pro does handle directory names beginning with "n" correctly.

Alternate Solution

1. Rename the folder such that it does not have 'n'


2. Copy paste this code in the python window to populate an existing text element with the path:

import arcpy

mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")

elm = arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd, "TEXT_ELEMENT")[0]

elmWidth = 50.0

x = 10

elm.text = '<dyn type="document" property="path"/>'

elm.fontSize = x

while elm.elementWidth > float(elmWidth):

elm.fontSize = x

x = x - 1


del mxd