Calculating distances between point and line

Discussion created by hashidhr on Jan 20, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2011 by mstead

I have a set of points (community locations) and a set of line (road network). All I want to do is calculate the shortest distance from each community to the road network on ArcMap.

I am VERY new to using any sort of GIS software, so very simple terms would be great.

Thank you in advance - any help will be much appreciated.