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ArcGIS: Place all labels on a map non overlapped

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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How to have different annotations for the same feature?

I've been given a dataset that has two different annotations set for a single feature which I can flip between. See below screenshot which allows me to set either a blue or red leader line for the ...
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km2 or sqkm - which is more correct?

What is more correct, km2 or sqkm? I'd prefer to use km with a superscript 2, but it's not always possible to format text that way so I was just wondering if there is a convention that should be ...
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Why is the Edit Vertices button (Draw Toolbar) enabled for some annotations but disabled for others?

I keep running into this: Export Labels in Layer A & B to annotations (In Map, In current extent only) Enable Focus Data frame Click on annotation exported from Layer A Click the Edit Vertices ...
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Moving an Annotation Layer inside a Group Layer Crashes ArcMap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ArcGIS: How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? When I move it inside a group ...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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Why do these annotations appear stacked/overlapping?

I've encountered a strange problem while trying to populate an annotation feature class programmatically (ArcObjects, C#). As you can see in the image below, the characters in each text string seem to ...
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What's wrong with my label formatting?

I have some formatting issues with my labels. I am using a fairly straight forward expression (see below). It sort of works fine but some formatting is being ignored, namely the ALL CAPS ACP tags. ...
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How to retrieve the per-feature value rendered when IGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation is true (ArcObjects with C#)?

In another area of my application I'd like to display the per-feature label value rendered when Labeling is turned on in ArcMap, i.e. when IGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation becomes true. I have a ...
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Can I alter font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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When using feature-linked annotation in ArcGIS 10, can I create multiple annotations from one feature?

I have a road that I want to create multiple annotations for. Is it possible to attach more than one annotation to the same feature?
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How do I control the ZOrder of annotation classes in a geodatabase annotation feature class?

Let's say I have an annotation feature class with three annotation classes--anno1, anno2, and anno3--and I want to have anno1 on top, anno2 in the middle, and anno3 on the bottom. Can I and where do ...
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How do I programmatically create non-feature-linked, simple line callout annotation and set the anchor point?

Vitals: ArcGIS-ArcView 10.0, Python 2.6.5, PythonWin, comtypes I'll start with my main questions: How, using ArcObjects, do I go about creating non-feature-linked geodatabase annotation features ...
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ArcObjects: How to make non-feature-linked annotation features with a simple line callout that remains functional?

I would like to make simple line callout annotation that is not feature-linked but remains functional when it is manually moved, i.e. the anchor point remains on the feature while the text moves. I ...
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Annotation in ArcGIS Desktop 10

Question: How do I change the display of my annotation feature class from the field titled 'TextString' to 'OBJECTID' or any other field? Background: I have produced an extensive set of annotation in ...
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Get geometry of a Line Callout

How can I extract the geometry of a line callout and the border of an annotation featureclass in ArcGIS desktop. I want to transfert those to a separate featureclass. I'm able to get the Anchor point ...
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ArcObjects: How to get from IFeatureClass on annotation feature class to IAnnoClass?

I am working in Python 2.6 and ArcGIS 10.0 through comtypes, so I have full ArcObjects access. (See the answer I tacked onto the related question "How do I access arcobjects from python?") That ...
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ArcGlobe annotation

Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. All i want to do is put some labels on a globe in ArcGlobe. I've spent time looking here : http://resources.arcgis.com and here ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...