Dynamic labels shift with graphic element placement

Idea created by MonoSim on Feb 5, 2011
    • MonoSim
    • St220619
    • mping
    I've seen this happen before but it never quite bothered me until now.

    I'm using the Make Route tool which can output a graphic of the route  and callouts of the stops. However, when ArcMap places the route and  callout graphic all of the dynamic labels scatter out of the way. Having cities or neighborhood labels scatter or disapear just because a pline graphic is circuling the area makes no sense.

    I know using annotation avoids this issue but there should be an option in the data frame or ArcMap Options for dynamic labels to override a graphic element.