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labeling point symbols with leader lines

You can adjust the offset to the change the position of the line leader. For example, here is the default position of the line leader: After changing the offset, it becomes like this: To adjust the ...
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Why is Label Placement Menu Different with Additional Data Frame in ArcMap?

Turn on the "Labeling" toolbar. Check the box beside 'Use Maplex Label Engine', then you will get the first Placement Properties dialog box. Also as PolyGeo mentioned, you can turn on Maplex in the ...
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Saving Maplex settings in style manager?

The Style Manager lets you create Maplex Label Styles, which define how a label will look and placement properties etc., but will not save the label definition (i.e. what field is labelled). To ...
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Moving label to outline of polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

You are using the Standard Labeling Engine which I can tell because your Placement Properties dialog has only two tabs. If you switch to using the Maplex Labeling Engine then the option you seek ...
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Preventing labels from vector overlapping raster using ArcMap

I don't think that there is a direct solution. As a workaround, you should create vector polygons with the extents of your raster, add those polygon to your map (with a transparent symbology), and ...
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Labeling streets in extremely dense areas using ArcGIS Desktop?

It looks like the font size you have there is much too large for the scale you are labeling at. Reducing the font size for the whole label class rather than using the reduce option will give much more ...
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Placing labels with leader lines at periphery of map?

See instructions below: Make sure the boundary layer is polygon layer Set the polygon layer label property, right click layer in table of contents and select Properties, then select Label tab>...
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Undesired labels behaviour using Maplex

Point labeling is challenging in ArcGIS software. I doubt that any algorithm will be able to label your points at the scale you have identified in your image. From what I can tell it appears that your ...
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Remove duplicate labels between two identical points

You need to use Maplex labeling. The Remove Duplicate option in Label Density works there. In the linked example, they were not using Maplex. Set the distance to a big distance because it sounds like ...
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ArcMap Python Maplex labeling

After a quick test: def FindLabel ( [JoinTest.Grid] ): if [JoinTest.Grid] == None: lab = 'No Match' else: lab = 'Matched' return lab With a joined table I can say ...
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Maplex label engine

Make sure the maplex labelling engine is enabled. When a label buffer is specified, the Maplex Label Engine uses this buffer as a guide for the trial positions and places the labels with their ...
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Python Labelling in ArcGIS - Two Languages one string

The \n is a newline character, so it automatically creates a second line at that point. Remove it from the line return ( s ) + '\n' + " " + "<ita>" + ( [GLE_NAMED_RIVER]) + "</ita>".
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Labeling polygons using different field values in ArcMap

You can set up label classes to label each feature (or set of features) with different label information. Each label class will include a set of features to be labeled, what column the label will be ...
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Labeling polygons using different field values in ArcMap

I think a simplest approach is populating new field using field calculator, e.g: def label(aList): fid = aList.pop(0) return aList[fid] #---- label([ !FID!, !IP!, !EASTING!, !NORTHING!, !LENGTH!, !...
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Labeling polygons using different field values in ArcMap

Open attribute table of feature, add fields select column than right click, open field calculator in this window, select type of function, for example, select String type, than in functions, ...
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Label point features based on clock position?

In order to solve this, I created 12 different label classes. Each of these is driven by the value of the Clock Position field, so by setting the position and offset each value is placed in the ...
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Disabling Maplex in particular layer of data frame?

There is no method for doing this. The labeling engine used is a property of the data frame. The layers within a data frame do not have properties for setting layer-specific labeling engines.
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Maplex not respecting feature weight in ArcMap?

On my citrix VDI I have various file and database locations. For ArcMap there is a plugin called RouteSmart that we purchase as part of a bundle with ArcMap. RouteSmart has a config file that creates ...
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Labeling streets in extremely dense areas using ArcGIS Desktop?

The approach they probably took on the map below was "convert labels to annotation", then manually placed the ones which were overlapping, they also used two different font sizes for main and ...
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Annotation feature class interfering with Maplex labels?

One option is to create additional fields for each number in the mile post. Create new fields (number will depend on the number of digits in your largest mile post - if the number goes to 6 digits, ...
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Ensuring Maplex label engine is enabled on new layers?

You don't state which version of ArcGIS you are using, but it is possible to set Maplex to be the default label engine for new map documents. ArcGIS Help - Setting Arcmap options If you are still ...
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Maplex ignores leading characters like ,,

You don't need to disable stacking altogether - it is possible to delete individual stacking characters by following the instructions on the Adding and removing stacking characters of the ArcGIS ...
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Maplex Street Placement exporting labels to Illustrator as separate letters?

If you have not been able to achieve the result you are after with this (10.2.2) or subsequent (the latest is 10.4.1) releases then I think you should report this as a possible bug to Esri Support. ...
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Saving Maplex settings in style manager?

I'm afraid you can't save maplex settings you have made. A workaround is to copy the feature class and to change the source to the new feature. Of course this feature has to be from the same type, ...
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Maplex Stack Label Feature Not Honoring Force Split or Max Lines or VBNEWLINE 10.4

Things were getting stranger and the label started getting "stuck" on a single line even when I used the changes that previously put it on one line. I quit without saving my changes to the labels. ...
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How to resolve the conflict between two layer labels?

You have Never Remove (place overlapping) enabled. This option makes sure the label is always shown on the map, even if it overlaps other labels. Also, you are using a fixed position at the centre of ...
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Create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties

I think you need to use the Maplex Overposter? Something like (it's in C# but you should be able to convert to VB): IAnnotateMap maplexEngine = (IAnnotateMap) new MaplexAnnotateMapClass(); map....
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

As the commenters above have stated, it is not possible for a label to have two leader lines. The only possible workaround is to place two labels, but it is unlikely you could get them to place in the ...
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How to use the Maplex abbreviation dictionary only if space is not available for the full label?

After encountering the same problem, I found changing the Type field in the dictionary to 'Ending' rather than the default 'Translation' fixed it for me (ArcMap 10.4.0). This worked for my purposes as ...
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