# Increase Line Spacing between Key Numbering Items

I am using ArcMap 10.3 and labeling parcel features by using the Key Numbering option. The key numbering list items appear too close together and overlap. I want to have more vertical space between each of the numbered items.

Here's what I get:

What I have tried:

• Leading: I tried increasing the font leading from 0 to 3 (in the Label tab, Text Symbol dialog). This causes the labels that are not using Key Numbering to have a greater leading distance, but it has no effect on the items in the Key Numbering list.

• Offset: I tried increasing the offset of the text from 0 to 3 (in the Label tab, Text Symbol dialog). This causes the labels to shift down but not increase the spacing, like this:

How can I increase the vertical distance between the Key Numbering items?

Per an answer, I tried using a label expression to add additional spaces after each label. The label expression seems to only have affected the individual labels, and not the key numbering labels.

This is the expression I used (the "a" is added just so I could see the space that is actually being added):

[OWNER] & vbnewline & vbnewline & " a"


And here's the result I got (Notice how the "regular labels" have two lines and an "a" added, while the key numbering labels only add two spaces and then an "a"):

• I found a post where this same issue is described: geonet.esri.com/thread/36299 It seems like ESRI was aware of the issue in 2012 and said they were going to fix it. However it does not seem like it has been addressed yet. – Sara Barnes Feb 1 '16 at 13:33

I am not sure if this will work in ArcGIS 10.3 But usually, if you go to the labels tab ( or the appropriate equivalent if using label manager) and click Expression you will be able to manually add space. if for example the field name you are labeling is called [Name] you can
[Name] & vbnewline & vbnewline &[Name]