is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features?
In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and a rotation for this point. When text is horizontal, it includes all the text. When the text is curved, it included one char for each point with the rotation in degrees. That makes it possible to use the labels in other software or store them in a database.
ArcGIS 10 only allows to convert labels to annotations, which result in polygons.