How To: Control the appearance of annotation arrows
This document explains how to control the appearance of annotation arrows (a.k.a. leaderlines) created by the SETARROW command in ARCEDIT.
Annotation arrows are hardcoded in ARCEDIT, they are not separate lines. They are part of the annotation text and their appearance is controlled by a textsymbol and not a linesymbol.
This means there is limited control over the appearance of these lines in ARCPLOT. Sometimes arrows also cause problems when converting ArcInfo coverage data to other formats, such as ArcSDE, Microstation.
You can convert annotation arrows to lines in a new coverage by using cursors and the GENERATE command.
/* ======================================================================= /* Name: arrow2lines.aml /* Purpose: creates line coverage from annotation arrows, /* if this coverage already exists, it will be deleted. /* Tis aml assumes: /* - annotation has to have subclass name, /* - only one annotation subclass per coverage, /* Usage: Arc: &r arrow2lines /* Arguments: - name of the coverage with annotation /* - name of the annotation subclass /* Date: Jul 20 2000 /* Author: ESRI /* =======================================================================