I’m using the Easy Custom Labeling plugin (with QGIS 1.8). I have one feature label which refused to show itself. It’s just not visible. When I look at the attributes table, the feature name appears in the same columns as the names of all the other features. I’ve tried moving nearby labels away from it--no difference. I’ve tried moving the feature (just to see what would happen)—nothing. If I turn on Labels in the corresponding feature layer, the label appears.

Where’s my label?

  • Are you labeling points, lines or polygons? This behavior has been related to invalid polygons before.
    – underdark
    Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 21:41
  • So far I've found it with two points.
    – TVZ
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 7:27
  • Now I found it happening with a line. I don't see anything invalid about any of these.
    – TVZ
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 7:54
  • Now I discovered the line label appearing when I changed views (panned over a ways). Each time I pan back & forth, the label appears or disappears.
    – TVZ
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 8:07
  • Ok, now I see that when I pan over, it changes where labels are displayed for nearby features. So if I pan to where the label was disappearing; then move the other nearby labels to other locations, the missing label appears.
    – TVZ
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 8:14

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You can show all labels, regardless whether they intersect, by checking the box "Show all labels" in the Engine settings of the desired label's Layer labeling settings. The Engine settings can be found on the end of the extended options tab.enter image description here

If the missing label is still not displayed, I would try to edit the Label layer manually by overwriting the field in the attribute table with some other string.

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