Use this tag for questions related to the Maplex Label Engine that was previously licensed as a separate extension but since ArcGIS 10.1 has been included as part of core ArcGIS for Desktop.

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Straddle Line Offset - Maplex

Currently trying to label a polyline using the straddle option in Maplex. Does anyone know how to increase the label offset from the line feature itself using this option? I'm using regular placement ...
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Difficulties with placement properties in maplex labeling

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and am having two difficulties with labelling using the Maplex Engine. The first problem is that I have two labels that I can't seem to put any additional space in ...
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ArcGIS exports labels in separate letters to Illustrator

I make city maps with ArcMap 10.2.2 that I export to Illustrator for finalization. To label streets, I use the Maplex Street Placement as below: As I need to be able to rework labels with ...
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Burnaby Canada (Fire Department)

I am using Acr 10.3 and maplex. I have lables for streets as points. Maplex is turning some of my labels without requesting this (scale 1:7500). I tried everything to keep the lables in line with the ...
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Saving Maplex settings in style manager?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and I can see in the style manager that there is a part for Maplex. Does anyone know how I can save Maplex settings for different features? I tried using layer ...
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Create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties

ArcGIS 10.1 with VB.NET I have been trying to figure this out for days but can't seem to make the connection. For a layer I am trying to create a label. I create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties ...
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Alternating Horizontal Labels using Maplex

I am using Maplex label engine to achieve horizontal lines from label to feature as illustrated by below example; What I want is for the labels to alternate in direction as per the below example; ...
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Create polygon label on both sides of polyline overlaping polygon

The image below represents areas which are as a final product exported to PDF as individual PDF's cut on the black line. The labels are created in a usual way. I need to generate labels and after ...
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Polygon won't label out beyond 1:150,000

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a polygon that won't label zoomed out beyond 1:150,000. I am using the Maplex Label Engine. When I switch the Date Frame to the Standard Label Engine the label shows. ...
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Maplex Label Expression in Python Parser of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using a python code in ArcGIS to define the size of the labels of a point feature class. Therefore I am using a label expression (Maplex). The label size of the TEXTSTRING (string) should be ...
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Using Arcpy to Turn on Maplex Label Engine

I've been attempting to automate a number of processes into one script using arcpy. I've got everything working and am wondering if there's a way to use arcpy to toggle on/off the Maplex Label Engine. ...
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Maplex issues with “vbnewline” in ArcMap

I'm trying to stack labels using an expression I wrote using VBScript. I can get them to stack using "vbnewline" but it is a no go when using Maplex's label stacking options. Using ArcGIS for ...
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Using Maplex, how do you keep labels from overlapping a non-labeled layer?

I'm working on a map of roads and rivers. For this map roads have names and rivers do not. I'd like to keep road names from overlapping the rivers. I'm working on a whole county with lots of places ...
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Maplex labeling don't work?

I have a problem with the application of Maplex label, I use arcobjects with VB.net This is code, gives no error but it appears just standard labels. Public Sub Show_MaplexLabel(ByVal ...
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Can I create areas where all label are forced away

I have some points overlaying a raster. These points have some quite complicated labels which block out the raster so I would like them to sit outside the edge of the raster and point at the point to ...
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How to improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter?

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could ...
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labelling line features

I am working with arcmap 10.2.2. I would like to label features in maps which I create with data driven pages. I have one ddp layer and another layer with the labels. The layer with the label ...
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Can labels for overlapping points be combined/merged into one label?

I have points representing sample locations. Often, multiple samples will be taken in the same location: multiple points with the same location but different sample IDs and other attributes. I'd like ...
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Maplex not placing labels in area that appears to be available?

I am trying to get ArcMap 10.2.2 to place my labels where I want them using the Maplex label engine. I want to stop the labels from both overlapping other features in the same layer, and overlapping a ...
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

I have a polyline layer with the labels placed offset with a leader line going to the middle of the polyline. Is there some way to have a leader line go from the end of the line to the label then back ...
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How to label two sizing for one attribute

I have a feature of SEA COVERAGE.shp, in the feature, we have attribute field name consist of english and malay name. For example, LAUT CHINA SELATAN(SOUTH CHINA SEA), LAUT SULU(SULU SEA). Sizing for ...
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Creating feature-linked annotation as either single-part or multi-part

I have two feature-linked annotation features in a geodatabase. Both appear to be identical in every way, except that one creates annotations as single-part and the other creates them as multi-part. I ...
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Street labels too close

Finally have gotten profecient at maplex labelingg and tweaking each option however, I am running into the issue of some labels appearing too close to each other and they are always duplicates. ...
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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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How to use part of the attribute value as a label in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a data (school.shp) about schools. I have attribute values like: TABIKA KG SENTOSA, TADIKA BANDAR SEMARIANG, KEMAS KG TABUAN, TABIKA KEMAS SANTUBONG, TADIKA KEMAS SERIAN I need to label it ...
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Is there a tool that will tell you what isn't auto labeling with Maplex labeling engine?

Is there a tool that will tell you what isn't auto labeling with Maplex labeling engine? Arcmap 9.2 or latest version Basically, I do a lot of Parcel mapping with assigned unique ID's etc. Sometimes, ...
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how to label at specific place using maplex

I have a bridge(.shp) point data which use symbol representation and I need to label it using field types and the label must be place under the second "ear" like image below: I already try using ...
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Arcmap Maplex labeling engine bug workaround - labeling expressions won't recognize multiple spaces

I am labeling points in ArcMap using the Maplex labeling engine using a short Python script. The labels are rotated depending on an 'angle' field. def FindLabel ( [name], [city], [num] ): Buffer = ...
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Make city labels inside of its country

I have City points and a Country polygons. Is it possible to make it so that labels of the cities are inside of their own country without converting to annotation? I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
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Can ArcMap factor in legends and data frames when placing labels?

Is there a way to factor data frames and the legend when having placing labels using the Maplex Label Engine? I am talking specifically about the labels for roads and contours. I really don't want to ...
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Labels with leaders

I am trying to label a map with Key numbers but I cant seem to get the labels to stop overlapping each other. I am using the Maplex labeling tools and just cant quite get the settings right to stop ...
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Abbreviation dictionary for annotation feature class

I've been able to create and use an abbreviation dictionary using the Maplex labeling engine easily enough; however, when I tried to recreate labeling using an annotation feature class in a ...
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how to label only number using vbscript in arcgis 10.1

I have a GPS station feature dataset and I need to label using field NAME. However, I need to label only the number, for example in the field NAME the name are GPS123, STATION 239, STN 325 but the ...
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How to use the Maplex abbreviation dictionary only if space is not available for the full label?

Maplex has a nice feature which can abbreviate labels based on a dictionary that you configure. eg, replace STREET with ST. However, it seems to be an all-or-nothing setting, with Maplex always ...
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Using Standard and Maplex Labelling Engines at same time?

Is there any way to have one layer using the Maplex Labelling Engine for labeling and another layer using the Standard Labelling Engine at the same time in ArcMap? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/...
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how to label specific name using maplex

I have a water tank data(.shp) and I need to label it using field NAME. However I just want to label water tank that have names like "Tangki Air Sembulan". If in the field NAME only states "Tangki Air"...
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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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Using Labels from Maplex engine inside ArcGIS Explorer?

I'm trying to display data in the upper left and upper right corners of this parcel data. I can get it to work inside ArcMap with the Maplex engine, but when I save a layer file and open it in arc ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
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Can someone help me to convert this Python to VBscript for labellling

I have two Python script snippets that need to convert to VBscript. Can anybody help me because I am really not familiar and know Python. the first script is def FindLabel([BA2]): name = str([...
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Removing features whose labels are not displayed?

Using ArcMap 10.0, I am working on a map that shows many villages. Each village has a name attribute that I want to use for a label, but in some areas there are so many villages that not all can be ...
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duplicate polygons once for each point inside

I have a set of feature classes: points representing addresses, and polygons representing buildings. Sometimes there are more than one addresses per building. I use Maplex to generate and place ...
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ArcGIS labels with expression not appearing [closed]

I have a layer which should be labelled based on two different fields. I've chang the Expression in Layer Properties from [FIELD1] to [FIELD1] + '\n' + [FIELD2]. However, only Field1 is showing in my ...
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Labeling mulitple interests stacking problem [duplicate]

I am using ArcView 10.1 and am using this code to no avail in the Labeling Properties [Company_Ne] &VBNEWLINE& [Exp_Date_O] I know there is a way but am not familiar with the scripting for ...
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Why is Maplex making all my labels disappear?

I've got a shapefile with 300+ points in it, and am trying to organise the labelling. I installed a trial version of the Maplex licence, as via some research I've come to the conclusion that this ...
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How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?

I'm using data driven pages to produce a number of maps. I'm using Maplex to have a callout bubble labeling my features. The problem is that for about 5% of the features, the callout bubble is not ...
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Weighting a data frame within another frame for map creation

I've currently got an inset data frame sitting in a corner of a larger data frame. Some labels are being half covered by the smaller data frame. I was wondering if there are any tips on how to weight ...
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Applying different labeling options at different scales to different points (that aren't easily separated from the other points)

I am creating maps (in ArcMap 10.1) for a web-based application. There are more than 500 places to be labeled at some scale (the map scales range from 1:32 million to 1:1.5 million). As you can ...
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Labels for Very Small Features Not Displaying

I'm labeling features in a map book (MapLogic) in ArcMap using Maplex labeling. I have the "Never Remove..." box checked within Maplex for the layers, however, some of my features that have a very ...