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The Graticules grid option places grid lines at specific intervals of latitude and longitude (in degrees). Specify the interval for lines of latitude and longitude and, as required, a latitude and longitude value to pass through (in degrees). Use the vertices slider to increase or decrease the number of vertices used in the graticules (use a higher number if the graticules are highly curved due to the current projection). The Specify Grid Bounds option limits the extent of the grid based on lower-left and upper-right values from artboard corners, coordinates, or MAP Locations. The Specify Grid Constraints option limits the geographical extent of the grid based on lower-left and upper-right values from artboard corners, coordinates, or MAP Locations (the minimum and maximum longitude and latitude).

See the following for detail on how to adjust and style grid lines, grid border, line labels and cell references.

Grid Lines

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Draw Grid Lines

Enabled by default. Draw solid lines or intercepts (where grid lines intersect). Click the style link (shows stroke) to edit line appearance.

Show Ticks Along Grid Lines

Draw tick marks along grid lines. Choose to place ticks at specific intervals, specific pass through, tick length, offset and orientation. Enable Draw tick perpendicular to grid line to have ticks placed at a 90-degree angle to a grid line. Enable the Use grid style option and click the style link to edit line appearance (shows stroke).

Grid Border

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Draw Border

Enabled by default. Draws a solid border. Optionally, choose to increase offset from grid cells. Click the style link to edit line appearance.

Draw Ticks Along Border

Draws tick marks along the grid border. Choose to increase offset from center of tick and set orientation away/toward map face or central meridian/equator. Option for tick to follow same direction as grid line. Click the style link to edit line appearance.

Border Intervals

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Draw Border Intervals

Draws border intervals around the grid bounds. Use the Minor and Major Intervals settings to set a size (length), pass through, and division size (height).

Subdivide Major Intervals

The Subdivide Major Intervals option draws lines in the major intervals and can be set to be drawn at even or odd intervals. Click the style link to edit line appearance.

Line Labels

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Coordinate Values Along Grid/Graticule Border

Click the Longitude and Latitude style links to edit label appearance.

Label Orientation

Settings that affect all, east/west, north/south, or individual labels. The West/East/North/South settings are enabled based on drop-down option. Click the style link to edit its appearance.

Corner Labels

Click the style links to edit the appearance of corner labels.

Line Tick Labels

These settings only enabled when "Show Ticks Along Grid Lines" is checked in Grid Line Options section. Click the style links to edit the appearance of line tick labels.

Remove overlapping labels

Remove any labels that overlap the labels set here.

Cell References

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Place labels off cell by

Select a label offset from the grid bounds.

Border style

Affects border reference labels. Click style link to edit appearance.

 

Center style

Affects center cell labels. Click link to edit text appearance.

Alpha/Numeric on

left/right, top/bottom

Choose to swap the alpha and numeric along the left/right and the top/bottom.

Don't label

Click check boxes to not label first/last row or column

Advanced

Custom start alpha and numeric characters, reference separator, and reference label order.

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Last updated: 4/12/2019