Move text label to different spot

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10-12-2012 12:10 PM
StephenAtkins1
New Contributor II
Hello everyone.  I'm fairly new to ArcMap and so far it's been pretty easy to learn using the online tutorials and such.  But I ran in to a problem today that I'm not sure how to fix.

I have some way points that I've imported from a GPS as a shape file.  They show up just fine.  The problem is when I put on the labels for our roads one of the road numbers is right over top of a couple of points.  I thought ArcMap would just move the highway symbol to a different place on the line as there is lots of space and no other points seem to be in the way.

So my question is: Is it possible to manually move just this one label?  What other tricks/settings might I be able to use to make it not hide these two points?

Thanks
Stephen
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JonathanQuinn
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Format your labels as you'd like them to be, then convert your labels to annotation which will allow you to move them wherever you'd like on the map.

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JonathanQuinn
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Format your labels as you'd like them to be, then convert your labels to annotation which will allow you to move them wherever you'd like on the map.
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StephenAtkins1
New Contributor II
Thanks that worked like a treat.

Stephen
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