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Using < after text formatting

June 21 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Elements, Symbology

In a text box added to layout view I have the title formatted bold, the remainder of the text is normal font. When I use the < symbol the bold tags appear as text (Title) instead of bold font. Is there a work-around for this?

Mapping Center Answer:

This is because you have "<" in the string above in the "Using a < symbol" line of text. You can't use the angel brackets EXCEPT for text tags, so instead use & l t ; (with no spaces between the 4 characters) instead. We can't process XML tags that are defined by "<" and ">" and also have those in the actual string itself. Even in the text editor we use for Ask a Cartographer, & l t ; is being interpreted as "<" which is why I needed to put spaces between the characters!

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