By default, map and layout annotations are proofed from the Run
command on the MapSpeller toolbar or from its dropdown menu.
Map and layout annotations are also called annotation graphics or text graphics. They are text
elements stored within ArcMap™ documents.
- Map annotations reside
within a data frame and are organized in annotation
- Layout annotations reside on the layout page itself, outside of
Since ArcGIS 10, layout annotations can contain dynamic tags. When
they do, they are called dynamic text. The tags point to information
outside of the annotation, such as the user login name, the computer
name, when was the map last printed. MapSpeller can proof dynamic
For map and layout annotations to be proofed by the Run command, two
conditions must be met:
- The Map Annotation and Layout Annotation boxes must be checked
in the MapSpeller Options dialog
- The MapSpeller toolbar must be set to proof the correct
container: the layout page (and its maps), the focus map or the
layout page without its maps.
When spell checking layouts or maps, MapSpeller 4.0 doesn't differentiate
text objects based on their
belonging to grouped
graphics. If the type of object is set to be spell
checked, all their occurrences will be spell checked regardless of
their positions within or outside of grouped graphics. This is very
convenient to end users as grouped graphics don't have to be broken
down to their individual objects for them to be spell checked.