GIS Cookbook: Cartographic Design - Adding a title or other text to your layout. 
Keywords: Presentation, layout, printing, title, text
Category: Cartographic Design
Software: ArcInfo 8

Problem: How do I add text to my map?

Description: Your map is in the layout window, now you want to add text such as a title, captions, etc.


Methodology:
1) In the Layout view, select Insert -> Text or (see below figure)




Insert -> Title. Both selections will essentially accomplish the same task.




2) A box will appear in the middle of your layout page with highlighted text saying Enter text/title here




Double click on this box and the properties window will appear.

3) Enter your text here.

4) To change the font and size of your text click Change Symbol .






5) Then move your title to where you would like it by clicking on the text box, holding your left mouse button down, and dragging the text box to the desired location.



6) You can further change the text by double clicking on it and following the menu commands.
Authored by: Benjamin N. Sprague Modified: 9/2/03


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