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Hi all,

I am tasked with setting up standard legends in ArcMap. These are rather technical, not very visually pleasing. A number of them are zig-zag lines... Except for marker lines which don't work as I'd like them too I have no clue how to do zig-zag lines.
Has anyone here experience with zig-zag lines in ArcMap?

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Perhaps you could show us what it looks like by pressing Print Screen and attach to us so we know what you are trying to say here ?

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Hi all,

I am tasked with setting up standard legends in ArcMap. These are rather technical, not very visually pleasing. A number of them are zig-zag lines... Except for marker lines which don't work as I'd like them too I have no clue how to do zig-zag lines.
Has anyone here experience with zig-zag lines in ArcMap?

Cheers,
Crischan



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Depending on your version of ArcMap you can select a zig zag patterns for items in your legend.
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Here's a screenshot of the ArcView 3 project zig-zag-line. Zig zag lines are a dedicated style in ArcView 3, but not in ArcGIS 9.2...
They don't look nice in ArcView in many situations, but I am required to use them. :(

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That is better and it helps what you are trying to do. I am not ArcView user because I don't like them. I like ArcGIS better as I am used to it many years.

If you use it in ArcGIS, you can try to decrease the symbol size like less thin or thicker.

So i am not sure if that is what you are looking for...

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Here's a screenshot of the ArcView 3 project zig-zag-line. Zig zag lines are a dedicated style in ArcView 3, but not in ArcGIS 9.2...
They don't look nice in ArcView in many situations, but I am required to use them. :(



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You could create one or you could look in the Symbol Selector under the ESRI Forestry symbol (font) set. There is one there called "Line Break Completed."

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