Provide ability for features to overlap labels without having to create annotations

Idea created by kbarry-esristaff Employee on Oct 27, 2015
    • gis4neglia1
    • LisaJReilly
    • clkimmel
    • LAyers_leduc

    At the moment, if the label properties are set as “Background” (go to label properties > Conflict resolution ). If this option is checked, the labels will allow other labels to overlap this label.  As per the documentation, “Background labels are treated as empty space by other label classes and appear behind other labels where they overlap.”  I would like to be able to set the labels to draw below features and other labels.