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I am trying to set up a soil layer to be clipped to the extent of my current data driven page.

In Data Frame Properties I have set to clip layers to current data driven page extent.

The flaw with this is that labels for this layer that are outside of the page get chopped off rather than adjusting to the new extent.

i.e. a soil that extends outside of the DDP and is labeled on the outside doesn't show up on my map.

Does anyone know how to change the label properties so that these labels come into the extent of the clip?

  • In the past I have converted labels to annotation in a gdb, assigned each label to a page by creating a PageNum attribute and populating, then used the Page Definition in the Definition Query tab to match the current page. I had full control over the placing of labels and angles to match orientation of the page. – Clubdebambos Aug 30 '17 at 15:39
  • @Clubdebambos I think you should make your comment into an answer – PolyGeo Sep 3 '17 at 2:07
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I see no reason why the approach in the comment by @Clubdebambos would not work:

In the past I have converted labels to annotation in a gdb, assigned each label to a page by creating a PageNum attribute and populating, then used the Page Definition in the Definition Query tab to match the current page. I had full control over the placing of labels and angles to match orientation of the page.

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