I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points.
Using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 I now need to label all of them numerically.
Is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attribute table and label them manually?
Aragon deals with the placement of the labels (Maplex is infinitely better if you have it), however to actually create the numeric labels should be quite simple:
[FID]. When you hit "OK" the FID (which is an incremental number) will be copied over to this column and you'll have your numbers.
Note - FID starts at 0. So if you want your numbers to start at 1, you'll need to change
[FID] + 1 in the last stage.
Actually strictly speaking that isn't even necessary now I look. If you just go to the "Labels" tab and click on expression, if you enter
[FID] + 1 you'll get the same result without having to create a new column.