How To: Add a new Simple Fill Symbol to an existing Style set with ArcMap


Storing custom symbols can streamline your organization's common mapping requirements.

Here are the steps to add a Simple Fill Symbol to a style set.


  1. Open Styles > Style Manager from the Tools menu.
  2. Select the target Style on the Style Manager table of contents.
  3. Click the plus symbol (+) to the left of the Style to display its sub-folders.
  4. Select the Fill Symbols sub-folder.
  5. Right-click on the Contents Window (right hand side of the Style Manager).
  6. Select New > Fill Symbol on the Contents popup menu.
  7. Set the Type to Simple Fill Symbol on the Symbol Property Editor dialog.
  8. Click the Color icon and select a color.
  9. Adjust the outline color and outline width as needed.
  10. Click OK