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Projection Verbiage

December 28 2010 | 1 comment
Categories: Map Elements

Simple question. I was needing the standard for writing the maps projection in words as one of the map elements.

Mapping Center Answer:

A little trick, is that you can open the data frame properties dialog and then go to the Coordinate systems tab and then in the Current coordinate system section, you can select the text, and then type Ctrl-C and then create a new text element in your layout view and paste, using Ctrl-V to place that text in your text element.


coordinate system dynamic text (new in 10.0) posted by David B on Jan 4 2011 9:36AM
If you're using ArcGIS 10.0 you can do this with dynamic text. In layout view go to the Insert menu, select Dynamic Text and then select Coordinate System from the pull-right menu. See for more info.

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