Inserting a symbol into a map rule

About this task

Symbols are used to indicate non-printable characters. Symbols in map rules can be entered using the Insert Symbols dialog box. Symbols can also be entered using the angle brackets around the decimal value.

For example, the carriage return/line feed symbols can be inserted from the symbols dialog box or entered in angle brackets.

Using the Insert Symbols dialog box, the carriage return/line feed appears in literal quotation marks as "<CR><LF>".

Alternatively, enter the hexadecimal values in double angle brackets <<0D>><<0A>>.

To insert a symbol:


  1. Place your cursor where you want the symbol to be entered.
  2. Browse to display the Symbols dialog box.
  3. Select the desired symbol and click Insert; or, double-click the desired symbol. In either case, the symbol appears in the Value field.
  4. Click OK.

    The symbol appears within literal quotation marks in the map rule.