An ArcMap™ bookmark is a geographic extent saved under a name
recallable from the ArcMap Bookmarks menu. Bookmarking potential
errors from within MapSpeller™ is
useful for getting back to those words' locations after exiting the Potential Errors dialog. Users may want to
edit those words manually using ArcMap commands, for example.
To create a bookmark from the Potential Errors dialog,
- Right-click on the word to get its context menu
- Select the Bookmark command
To return to the extent of a word's bookmark, in the data view or layout
- Activate the data frame (map) that
contains the word
- From the ArcMap menu bar, a bookmark named after the
should be listed under the Bookmarks menu
- Select the bookmark to
zoom to the extent originally set around the word.
Bookmarking a word doesn't remove its row from the MapSpeller
Potential Errors dialog, enabling users to perform additional actions on
The requirements for bookmarking and geographic extent
depend on the type of object being bookmarked:
- Objects on the layout page
Objects on the layout page such as layout text, legends or scales don't
have real world locations and therefore can't be bookmarked.
- Text elements in maps (map annotations)
- The MapSpeller bookmark command is only enabled when the
map containing the object has a reference scale set. Setting it done
by right-clicking on the data frame name in the ArcMap table of contents
and selecting Reference Scale > Set Reference Scale. It can be reset in
a similar manner after the spell checking process ends.
- Bookmarks are set to the envelope of the object containing the word
right-clicked on in the Potential Typo dialog.
- Points in feature tables
Bookmarks are set to geographic extents and not to one-dimensional
points. A point feature doesn't
have an extent and therefore its bookmark is set to the extent of
the feature's map at the time the bookmark is set. Users are
expected to zoom and pan on the map to the extent that they want to
use before setting the bookmark.
- Lines, polygons and annotations in feature tables
Bookmarks for linear and polygonal features as well as geodatabase
annotations are set to those
- Standalone tables
Records from standalone tables don't have a spatial component and
therefore their bookmarking is not available.