I had the oddest of errors in ArcMap today. After zooming out after doing some union and polygon to raster operations, the system become very slow and one of the layer's table information is drawn in the data view window, column by column, line by line. There are 3700+ items in the table, and it takes some time to draw it, slowing down each scaling action with approx 30 sec.
Image showing how the table is drawn in the data view section of ArcMap (the whole table is not shown here, only some columns. However, the whole table is drawn if zoomed out enough. The text stop stacking if zoomed out.
The list still remains when removing all associated layers (containing the information drawn), it remains after save+quit (sadly I had already saved before recognizing the error). It does not remain when creating a new document and adding the shapefiles. Labels are turned off for all layers with associated information.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
Do I have to create a whole new document or can I save my mxd?