GIS Cookbook: Cartographic Design - Adding a North Arrow to your Map Layout. 
Keywords: Presentation, north arrow, printing, map elements
Category: Cartographic Design
Software: ArcView 3.2

Problem: How do I add a North arrow to my map?

Description: Your map is in the Layout format and you would like to add a north arrow.
Note:For help on getting your map into the Layout format, refer to recipe Shortcut to moving your map into the presentation stage (using a template)

1) Click and hold the last button on the layout tool bar.

Finding the north arrow menu

2) Select the North Arrow icon

3) Drag the cursor over page area you would like filled by the North Arrow, while holding down the mouse button. Release the button when the square is approximately the size you want it.

4) The North Arrow Manager window will appear after you release the mouse button. Select the style of north arrow you would like to use and then click Ok

Selelcting the size and area for the north arrow

5) Your north arrow will appear in your map layout. You can alter it by double clicking on it and following the menu options.

North arrow added onto the layout
Authored by: Benjamin N. Sprague Modified: 9/2/03

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Cookbook: Ben Sprague, Ethan Sundilson, Carlin Wong, Sam Ying