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I would like to use key numbering when labeling specific layer. But the tricky thing is I want to label every feature in this way.
By default, key numbering is last option in Strategy order (source). And there's no possibility to change it.

Is there any workaround to force ArcMap to use key numbering for every feature?

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Good question. Not really an answer here but the comment was too long - Have you tried removing all strategies but the Key Numbering? You will probably not be able to force this on every feature as it is a "Fitting Strategy" rather then a "Label Position" parameter. There are also no other options for Key Numbering such as the placement distance. It seems to be putting my label lists too far from the numbers. Since this is a new feature i would think future improvements are coming. Forcing Key Numbering for every feature would be a good idea.

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Thanks for answer. There's no possibility to remove strategies from Strategy Order. So it left me to create numbering as attribute and manually add table with numbers and description. –  Marcin Mar 1 '13 at 7:59
That's the only way I can see you can do this. ESRI is on the right track with this tool but it needs some work. What I meant by removing strategies was to uncheck them. If uncheck the strategy is not applied even if it is still in the order list. This way you can make maplex ignore all fitting strategies but the Key Numbering. It will still only do this in very dense area after placement has failed so I don't see any other way but manual. You could have another point layer with the list string in a field then un-check stacking and use vbnewline in the expression. –  Jakub Mar 1 '13 at 14:38

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