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I rarely bother with labels, but sometimes it would be nice to toggle them on/off. Something like the Pause Drawing button, except that it would only turn off labels (all labels in all layers...not just a single layer).

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If you look on the Labeling Toolbar, there is a Pause button (alt text) that acts as a toggle for ALL labels.

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this toolbar is available in ArcGIS v9.1 and above webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.1/… –  SaultDon Jan 10 '11 at 16:59
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Thanks! That's exactly what I was after. –  Jay Cummins Jan 10 '11 at 17:05

You can turn on dynamic labels for multiple layers at one time by opening the Label Manager and checking the box next to each layer. alt text

Suggestion: Set Scale Ranges

Some labels are most useful within a given scale range. http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Setting_scale_ranges_for_label_classes

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