So, I made a text background out of 3 objects: A small blue pentagon, a slightly larger yellow pentagon, and a slightly larger blue pentagon. Then I label it with the number of the route. It comes out looking like this:
You can see how the individual pentagons are not properly centered on one another. I know how to fix this manually. I can just readjust the x and y positions of the individual pieces until they line up properly. What I want to know is what is causing the individual pentagons to come out uncentered from one another. Especially since the same symbol will come out fine in one map, screwed up one way in one map and screwed up another way in another map!
Edit: I am using Maplex label engine.