Moving selected annotation labels without mouse only keyboard
Thanks for the great post "What I wish I had known about annotation before I started using it". My question concerns moving annotation text when in the select mode. Can selected text (or objects) be moved and/or tweaked by using the Up/Down/Right/Left Arrows on the keyboard?
This is what I'd like to be able to do:
1. Use the mouse to place text in the general area. (This I can do, obviously).
2. Refine the placement of text without using the mouse. Instead I want to be able to 'nudge' the text into position by using the keyboard's Up/Down/Right/Left Arrows (or any other localized keys). This is a feature available in Adobe Illustrator.
Can this be achieved in ArcMap? I've looked for ways to do this via the Custom Toolbox without any success. Using the mouse for fine movement seems to quickly lead to repetitive motion issues.
Any suggestions on this would be most appreciated.
Mapping Center Answer:
Nudging text for more refined placement using the Up/Down/Right/Left arrow keys is something that you can't do in ArcMap (because each nudge would essentially be a database edit!)
What we suggest is after you place your text in the general area where you want it, then zoom in further to refine the placement even more.
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