I would like to label contours in a way where the number of elevation will be on the line but without seeing the line behind the label.I mean I want line-number-continued of line.Do I have to do it by edditing the line,cutting at some points and placing the label there?
I used halo but it makes sth like a buffer around the number so if the background for example is white (in general one colour) that is ok because it covers the line at that point and no prob but if the background is colorful then there is problem because you see also the buffer.
...plus after hours of manual labeling there's always someone who comes up with "I don't like the font, can you make it bigger?" and you have to do it all over again.
This has got to be one of the lamest limitations of ArcMap... a program used for cartography can't be used for cartography... absolute insanity.
None of the methods described deal with transparencies in conjunction with such layers as hillshade..