Is there a way to automatically update the date on a map template?
I am creating templates for maps for a new client. I was wondering if there was a way to update the date box on the map template automatically every time I use it. I want to be able cut down the amount of time I spend updating the little things when I have to make a quick map. Am I dreaming that there might be a quick and easy way to do this???
Mapping Center Answer:
I'm pretty sure there's nothing in the out-of-the-box ArcMap that does this. However, some extensions, like PLTS have dynamic text elements that can be set to show system settings, like date and login-name. Here's the PLTS help topic that has an overview what dynamic text can do. Also notice when that help launches, the table of contents on the left pane shows detailed topics.
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