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. However, I need the label offset of my feature by about an inch with a leader going to it. There is no Reference Scale in the Data Frame Properties. The Scale Range for the layer is set to 'Show layer at all scales'. The Labels Scale Range is set to 'Use the same scale range as the feature layer.' My label Method is 'Label all the features the same way.' In my Placement Properties under the Conflict Resolution tab 'Never remove (place overlapping)' is checked. This layer is not part of any group layer. The labels are not paused and they do not print. The lat/long for the feature is not 0,0 and the area is not NULL. There are no other features around it. When I click on 'View Unplaced Labels' from the Labeling toolbar nothing happens. I have also tried removing the shapefile from my map and adding it back again. I have tried adding the shapefile to a new map altogether. No luck on either. I have even tried creating a new shapefile and feature class inside of GDB, copy and pasting the feature and tracing the outline of the feature. Still no label.
The only way I have been able to see labels at all is when I zoom in closer than 1:150,000.
I have ended up just creating an annotation DB for the label, but still want to know why this might be happening. Is there a way to fix it? And/or is there a way to prevent this from happening in the future.
This is what I am trying to accomplish at a smaller, more zoomed out, scale.
Everything is showing up the way I desired and expected at this scale. However, when I zoom out beyond this, closer to the statewide scale, this happens.
You can see the label disappears and for some reason it is not reading as an unplaced label either.