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Is there a simple way to have type entered as bracketed text without having to resort to typing in the brackets each time.
Or better still to add brackets to a group of text (as in a selection - not a Grouped set of objects).
This using CS5. (the 5 here looks odd as in Subscript - at least on my computer)
I have plans that require Point Numbers to be shown as for egs (5), (6) etc and its a pain to annotate such that way.
I do have Mapublisher - not sure if that would help this?

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Is there a simple way to have type entered as bracketed text without having to resort to typing in the brackets each time.
Or better still to add brackets to a group of text (as in a selection - not a Grouped set of objects).
This using CS5. (the 5 here looks odd as in Subscript - at least on my computer)
I have plans that require Point Numbers to be shown as for egs (5), (6) etc and its a pain to annotate such that way.
I do have Mapublisher - not sure if that would help this?


Assuming you have those numbers stored as attributes of points, yes.

Set up a new attribute, type string. Then apply the following expression to it:
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If you have the numbers as plain text you can still do it. Drag it into the MAP View as type Text, you can then access the #Text attribute (which holds the actual text string) and apply the same expression to it: "(" & #Text & ")"

Hope this helps.
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Many thanks Hans - yes that sounds good.
I'll give it a whirl.
I can create attributes and some will have them already, but would have most need for plain text.
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Hans that is just so neat - thanks.
What a time saver.

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Hans that is just so neat - thanks.
What a time saver.


Yeah, it's pretty awesome once you get the hang of it. I once had a map with 103 numbered locations on it, number 14 had to be taken out of it and the rest renumbered. Would have been a major hassle manually, took mere seconds this way :)
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