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How do I adjust the size of the shield to follow the size of the text?

October 03 2007 | 0 comments
Categories: Labeling, Symbology

I am using the shields from the ESRI symbol set. When I change the size, the text changes size but the shield does not. How do I adjust the size of the shield to follow the size of the text?

Mapping Center Answer:

Are the shield symbols incorporated as part of the text properties? If so, then there is a setting in the layer properties which you need to enable.

1. Access the layer Label Properties
2. Open the Symbol Selector and click the Properties button
3. Click the Advanced Text tab, and click the Properties button under ‘Text Background’
4. Check on ‘Scale marker to fit text’ (the default setting is unchecked)

(Picture of user interface for Step 4.)

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