editing

Events: change to UNM in editing window

Action: editing marks in event records; trying to change a marked fish to unmarked

Results: check the "unmarked" box which grays out all other marks and then save the record, the previous mark is still saved in the record. The user must first uncheck the exsiting mark, then select unmarked for the mark to correctly change to UNM in the record

Events: Add or change "other tags" in editing window

Action: editing "other tags" in event records

Results: a couple different problems here:

(1) editing a record without an other tag, try to add an existing tag, record type and number is correct but the "existing" part is not retained in the editing window or the saved record.

(2) editing a record that has a tag, try to add an additional tag, when record is saved only the new tag is in the record (the original tag info is gone). Existing information is not retained here also.

(3) edting a record that has a tag, try to delete the tag by deleting and unchecking tag info OR by clicking "clear" button in other tag window, click finished, "other tags" button turns off, click save in the editing window, tag information is still in the record.

Events: remove PIT in editing window

Action: tried to remove PIT number using the editing window in events

Results: existing PIT numbers can be edited and saved correctly. However, when the PIT number is deleted in the editing window the PIT number is still in the record when saved.

Events: Add CWT in edit window

Action: edit existing event record that does NOT have CWT. Tried to edit and add CWT

Results: record correctly checks the CWT field; but CWT and snout bag number are NOT added to to samples field

Events: Add sample in edit window

Action: tried to add a sample to a record using edit window in events (to a record that has no previous samples)

Results: sample information is not recorded in the record. Also, is not retained in the editing window before saving to the record (i.e., sample button does not turn green and when sample window is re-opened nothing is there).

Revert Back to the ArcMap 9.3 Editing Environment in ArcMap 10

By default, the ArcMap editing environment uses feature templates and the Create Features window when adding new features. Feature templates define all the information required to create a new feature: the layer where a feature will be stored, attributes new features will be created with, and the default tool used to create that feature. In addition, the tools on the Editor and Topology toolbars contain easy-to-use tools to create and edit features.

Due to the usability benefits that feature templates provide, it is recommended that you learn to use them when editing. However, for organizations that are unable to adopt the template-based workflow, there is an option available to revert to the ArcGIS 9 editing environment. This allows organizations that rely on extensive editing customizations to transition at their own pace to the feature template workflow. You can return to using feature templates once you are ready to migrate to that workflow. You can revert by running ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Utilities \AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe, clicking the Editor tab, and unchecking Create features using templates and restarting ArcMap.

Differences between the 9.3 and 10 editing environments

The following are some of the differences you will find when you revert to the ArcGIS 9 editing environment:

  • The Editor toolbar contains the Sketch tool and palette. The contents of the toolbar are returned to how they appeared in ArcGIS 9.
  • Any user interface element used with feature templates, such as the Create Features window, is removed from ArcMap.
  • Edit tasks are used to specify whether features are being created or edited. The Cut Polygons, Reshape Feature, Edit Vertices, Reshape Edge, and Modify Edge tools are removed from the Editor and Topology toolbars, and the Editor toolbar Task list is used to access that functionality.
  • The active layer in the Target drop-down list is the layer in which new features will be created. The exception is when using Copy and Paste and certain feature-creation commands—Buffer, Copy Parallel, Union, and so on. In those cases, a dialog box will appear allowing you to choose the target layer rather than requiring you to set the Target layer on the Editor toolbar prior to accessing the command.
  • The Annotation toolbar and Dimension toolbar contain the tools used to create those feature types.