Adding the date and time as dynamic text using a preset format
Inserting date and time dynamic text allows you to add the current system date and time to the map sheet, which can be updated whenever the map sheet is opened or when you switch between map sheets. Time uses the current system time; the date updates automatically using the date from the computer. The date and time are updated when the map sheet is printed.
There are several possible formats for the date and time, one of which is to choose a preset format from a list of preset date and time formats.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > MPS Atlas.
Click the Add Dynamic Text button on the MPS Atlas toolbar.
A crosshair with a letter A appears.
Click anywhere in the map sheet layout.
A piece of dynamic text is inserted on the page.
Double-click the dynamic text.
The Dynamic Text Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Dynamic Text tab if necessary.
- Click the Dynamic Text drop-down arrow and choose Date and Time.
The Date and Time text appears in the text box.
Click the dynamic text element in the text field.
The Date and Time Dynamic Text Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Format option.
- Click the Format drop-down arrow and choose a date or date and time format to use.
- Click OK.