You can convert a layer's features to graphics so they can be moved around or resized on the map. This is particularly useful if you want to change the location of features relative to each other for cartographic purposes, such as generalization, but you don't want to edit the source data that your layer represents.
- Right-click the layer in the table of contents that you want to convert to graphics and click Convert Features To Graphics.
- Choose All to convert all features, or choose Selected to convert the selected features.
- Select which layer you are converting the features from in the layer drop-down list.
- Choose whether you want to Only draw the converted graphics or Draw the converted graphics and draw the features after the conversion.
- Set the target where you want to store the graphics.
- Click OK.
By default converted graphics are stored in a new annotation group called <Layer name> graphics. To manage the annotation groups in your map, right click on a data frame in the table of contents, open the Properties dialog box and select the Annotation Groups tab.