Allow Maplex to "see" other dataframes

08-03-2011 02:49 PM
Status: Open
Esri Contributor

I would like the Maplex engine to view any other dataframe as a conflict and not place labels such that they are infringed upon by another dataframe.  This comes into play when you need to enhance details on the map, which can be accomplished by placing a tiny, larger-scaled dataframe over the feature of interest.  But this doesn't look so good when your I-80 shield is cut in half by the inset dataframe.

 I have the same issue. I produced a giant 70x75 wall map of my county in two 36x75 panels. There is a bit of overlap for aestheic reasons so there are labels cut by the seam.
Cropping of labels along shape edges (e.g. polygon) used when "clip to shape" is set for the data frame is a problem too.  Labels should "push inward" per the set boundary.