Dynamic text changes dynamically based on the current properties of the project and allows for the insertion of automatically updating values into the layout. Dynamic text works using tags, like HTML, and can be added on its own or in conjunction with static text.
It is very useful to automate some of the more tedious aspects of map creation such as updating each map's creation date and time, providing the file path of the map document, and now with Pro: setting the incident information (name, local ID) and updating the fire acres for every project at once using dynamic text set to a table value.
Using dynamic text can be an enormous benefit to the consistency and accuracy of map creation.
- Dynamic Text in ArcMap.
- Working with Text in ArcGIS Pro.
- Working with dynamic text (ArcMap) (Esri).
- Add and modify dynamic text (Pro) (Esri).
Presentation Notes - Dynamic Text in ArcMap.