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How To: Change the color of a north arrow in ArcGIS Pro

Summary

In ArcGIS Pro, a north arrow in a layout represents the orientation of the map and maintains a connection to the map frame. The default color of a north arrow in ArcGIS Pro is black and white, as shown in the image below.

The color of the north arrow displayed in the map is black and white.

In some instances, it is necessary to change the color of the north arrow to enhance the map's visual. This article describes the workflow to change the color of a north arrow in ArcGIS Pro.

Note:
This workflow applies to ArcGIS Pro 3.0 and above, and may or may not work in ArcGIS Pro 2.x due to changes to the UI. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Migration from ArcGIS Pro 2.x to 3.0 for more information on the changes in ArcGIS Pro 3.0.

Procedure

  1. Open the ArcGIS Pro project.
  2. In the layout view, add a north arrow. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Insert a north arrow for instructions.
  3. Change the north arrow color in the North Arrow pane or on the North Arrow tab.
  • On the North Arrow tab
  1. In the Contents pane, click North Arrow, and on the ribbon, click the North Arrow tab.
  2. On the North Arrow tab, in the Symbol group, click the Fill down arrow to open the color palette. Select a color for the north arrow. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Color for more information.
On the North Arrow tab, the pink color is selected from the color palette.
  • In the North Arrow pane
  1. In the Contents pane, right-click North Arrow, and click Properties.
  2. In the North Arrow pane, click the down arrow next to North Arrow, and select Point Symbol.
Element parameters for North Arrow in the North Arrow pane.
  1. On the Symbol tab, expand Appearance, and click the Color down arrow to open the color palette. Select a color for the north arrow. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Color for more information.
In the North Arrow pane, the purple color is selected from the color palette.
  1. Click Apply.

The image below shows the color of the north arrow changed in ArcGIS Pro.

The color of the north arrow is changed to pink in ArcGIS Pro.

Related Information

Last Published: 8/4/2022

Article ID: 000027945

Software: ArcGIS Pro 3.0, 2.9.4, 2.9.3, 2.9.2, 2.9.1, 2.9, 2.8.7, 2.8.6, 2.8.5, 2.8.4, 2.8.3, 2.8.2, 2.8.1, 2.8