Problem: Construct tools on the annotation toolbar are disabled


The Construct tools on the Annotation toolbar do not enable after an editing session is started.


The annotation featureclass has not been updated from version 8.3 to version 9.0.

Solution or Workaround

To update the annotation featureclass, follow the procedure below.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Go to Window > ToolBox.
  3. Expand Data Management Tools > Feature Class.
  4. Double-click Update Annotation Featureclass.
  5. Browse to and select the annotation feature class to be updated. Click OK.