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When editing feature-linked annotation with font color white, the annotation disappears

When moving or editing the annotation, the annotation disappears. We are editing on a black background, so the text isn't just blending in to the background. The attribute table does not show any ...
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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 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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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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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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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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Can you create new annotation feature classes with Python in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that needs to create file geodatabases from scratch and I cannot find any information about how to make new feature classes as annotation with Python. Does anyone have any ...
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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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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 ...
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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 ...