How To: Delete annotations stored in a map document in ArcMap


Instructions provided describe how to delete annotations stored in a map document in ArcMap.


There are two ways to delete annotations from a map document:

  • Use the Select Elements tool to select the desired annotation:

    1. Click the annotation to be deleted.
    2. Press the Delete key on the keyboard.

  • Remove the annotation from the Annotation Groups tab in Data Frame Properties window:

    1. In the ArcMap menu, click View.
    2. Select Data Frame Properties.
    3. Click the Annotation Groups tab.
    4. Select the annotations to be deleted.
    5. Click Remove Group.

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