Turning Maplex Off - Placement Properties

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03-09-2012 11:40 AM
JimW1
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I could use some help with Maplex. We have a template that someone turned Maplex on while saving and now I can't get the placement properties to revert back to the non-maplex interface. I get greyed-out maplex options in both ArcInfo and ArcView.

Any ideas what I can do? I've tried about 10 different things but the layers will not give me the non-maplex placement properties interface.

Thanks in advance (hopefully)

Arc10 Sp3
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Robert_LeClair
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Jim - right click on the data frame and choose Properties from the context menu.  Click the General tab and towards the bottom, click the dropdown for Label Engine and select ESRI Standard Label Engine.  Voila - back to standard labeling.

Hope this helps,

Robert LeClair
Esri-Denver

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Robert_LeClair
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Jim - right click on the data frame and choose Properties from the context menu.  Click the General tab and towards the bottom, click the dropdown for Label Engine and select ESRI Standard Label Engine.  Voila - back to standard labeling.

Hope this helps,

Robert LeClair
Esri-Denver
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JimW1
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Jim - right click on the data frame and choose Properties from the context menu.  Click the General tab and towards the bottom, click the dropdown for Label Engine and select ESRI Standard Label Engine.  Voila - back to standard labeling.

Hope this helps,

Robert LeClair
Esri-Denver


Thanks Robert. This work like a charm after an ArcGIS restart.

Oddly enough one of my colleagues opened the same MXD and the standard label engine defaulted on its own.
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AlexeyTereshenkov
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Jim,

Just for your information, in ArcGIS 10.1 you can make Maplex or Standard Label Engine your default label engine from the Customize menu > Arcmap Options > Data View tab > Default Labeling Properties section. This will be the default for all your new map documents which you will create from then on.
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MartinRick
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Hi there,

does anybody know if it is possible to use another labelling engine than standard and maplex? The thing about theses two labelling methods is that both always refresh the labels for the entire map even if only the labels for one single layer have to be redrawn.

Cheers

Martin

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Martin Rick
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Geosecure Informatik GmbH
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AlexeyTereshenkov
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Hi Martin,

You may take a look at annotations then - they are prerendered labels which are stored in a geodatabase as a separate annotation class.

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00s80000001r000000.htm
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