I am trying to label a road that I create with Select Features, with a symbol multiple times along the road. Is it possible to recreate my symbol multiple times along the road to label it?

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    What software/version are you using?
    – phloem
    Dec 10, 2014 at 23:28
  • I am using ArcGIS 10.1 Dec 10, 2014 at 23:30
  • Do you have Maplex? Go to data frame properties and look at where it says 'label engine', see if there's an option for maplex. Dec 10, 2014 at 23:34
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    Please be aware that there is an edit button beneath your question that you can use to update it with responses to any requested clarifications. This explains the parts of a question and how comments relate to them: meta.gis.stackexchange.com/a/3353
    – PolyGeo
    Dec 10, 2014 at 23:35

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Without the Maplex label engine your only option using the Standard Label engine is to label each part of the feature:

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Maplex gives more functionality for labeling, to repeat the label go to label density and select the checkbox for Repeat Label:

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Hit the options button and specify how often you want the label to be repeated, either in map units or page units, in this case I want the label to appear every two inches on the final product:

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This may be a bit excessive, change to a repetition interval that is comfortable for you: enter image description here

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