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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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 = ...
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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 ...
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Picture Labels with leader line from point without annotation?

The closest thing I have is using a line call out in the text background, then placing the picture in the line call out border. But the picture tiles throughout. Is what I am trying to do even ...
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Maplex: try different fields

Let's say, a road has the name "William-Bill-Gates-Road". If the road is too short, the label can only be abbreviated by using a dictionary in Maplex. Is it possible to make Maplex try several label ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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ArcMap10: Symbology of Overlapping Polygons (Oil & Gas)

I am mapping an area where there are a lot of overlapping features because of certain Oil & Gas wells being drilled within the same geographic area, but to different depths and maintained by ...
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Trial Version ArcEditor 10.0 Maplex question

I have the Trial Version for ArcEditor 10.0 with the extensions. Using Maplex/Labeling Manager, after clicking Property, I go to "FITTING STRATEGY". all the lables (stack, overrun, reduce font size, ...
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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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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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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights: Maplex Issue

When setting labels to rotate based on a field, annotation will overlap other features even if the weight is set to 1000. Does anyone know if there is a way to force it to follow both the rotation ...
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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 “Never Remove” labels in Maplex?

The out-of-the-box labeling engine does a fine job with forcing all labels to display despite of overlap. The same cannot be said of Maplex. I have a polygon layer obtained from the Ontario ...