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I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy.

How would I do this?

I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Check out these earlier Q&As and a Help page:

  1. Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?
  2. How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy? and
  3. Tiled Labels To Annotation (Cartography) methods:

Converts labels to annotation for layers in a map document based on a polygon index layer.

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thanks a lot Aragon you have helped me a lot :), concerning advanced editing for annotations i have to set the property "Font size" for Example to modify just one annotation. – geogeek Jul 8 '12 at 12:08

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