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How do I fix it to where my text box stays the same size no matter how I zoom?

August 22 2007 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods

When I am zoomed in and I insert a text box it looks good, but when I zoom out, the text box
stays the same size and looks too big. How do I fix it to where the box stays the same size no
matter how I zoom?

Mapping Center Answer:

You’ll need to set your data frame’s reference scale. The idea is to set the reference scale to the map scale that you want print the map at or that you want people to predominantly use to work with interactively.

In your case, it sounds like you would have wanted to set the reference just prior to or just after the point at which you inserted your text box.

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