How To: Change ArcInfo workstation annotation characteristics


The instructions provided change the characteristics of annotations in ArcInfo Workstation.


The TEXTSIZE and TEXTSYMBOL commands have no affect when attempting to alter ANNOTEXT in ARCPLOT. The annotation symbol is internally defined in the coverage files for the data.

  1. Start ARCEDIT.
  2. Select all affected annotation.
  3. Run the CALCULATE command on the pseudo item to the desired value. For example: CALCULATE $SYMBOL = 22, CALCULATE $SIZE = 30, and so on.
  4. To see all pseudo items select all annotation, issue "LIST $ALL" in ARCEDIT.