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Problem: Unable to select graphics on a map in ArcGIS Pro

Description

Labels can be converted to graphics for a single layer or the entire map. In some instances, after converting labels to graphics, the graphics are not selectable for editing when using the Select option in the Edit group from the Graphics tab in ArcGIS Pro.

The image below shows the desired graphics are not selected on the map with the Select option in ArcGIS Pro.

The desired graphics not being selected on the map by the Select option in ArcGIS Pro.

Cause

  • The graphics layer is not enabled.
  • The ‘Remove from the current selection’ or ‘Select from the current selection’ option is selected under the ‘Selection combination mode’ section.

Solution or Workaround

Use one of the methods below to resolve the issue.

Enable the graphics layer

Note:
In ArcGIS Pro, ensure the graphics layer is checked for visibility in the Contents pane.

In ArcGIS Pro, click the Graphics tab and select the desired graphics layer under Target layer. Refer to ArcGIS Pro: Work with graphics layers for more information.

The desired graphics layer under Target layer being selected.

Set the Selection combination mode

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, on the ribbon, click the Project tab > Options.
  2. In the Options window, click Selection under Application.
  3. Under Selection combination mode, select Create a new selection or Add to the current selection.
  4. Click OK and refresh the map.
The 'Selection combination mode' options.

The image below shows the desired graphics are selected on the map in ArcGIS Pro.

The animation shows the desired graphics are being selected on the map in ArcGIS Pro.

Related Information

Last Published: 8/11/2022

Article ID: 000028178

Software: ArcGIS Pro 3.0.1, 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, 2.7.7, 2.7.6, 2.7.5, 2.7.4, 2.7.3, 2.7.2, 2.7.1, 2.7