Leader Line Feature Offset

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07-26-2013 10:30 AM
Status: Under Consideration
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CraigRiehle
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A labeling option to offset the distance from the end of the leader line to feature it is pointing at.  There is currently an option to offset the text from the feature but no option to offset the leader line from the actual feature its labeling. Arrows get mixed up in the symology of the feature and there is no option to offset this.  

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KoryKramer
Status changed to: Under Consideration
 
dcafdg
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There is a gap setting in composite labels, but it doesn't work the way it's described in the help docs:

The gap, measured in points, between the point symbol and the beginning of the leader line.

It appears the documentation is incorrect, since the gap affects the space between the leader line and the label, rather than the symbol.

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While a gap setting from the symbol would be great, what led me here was trying to figure out how to anchor the leader line to the outline of a marker symbol, not its center. I think this looks bad to have the leader line run through my marker symbol:

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AlfredBaldenweck

I also have had trouble with this Place label leaders under the feature - Esri Community

Leader lines should respect the whole symbol, rather than pointing to the very center of it.

AlfredBaldenweck

I noticed today that you can specify what the label itself is offset from:

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Unfortunately, this does not affect the leader line, too.

AlfredBaldenweck

Sorry for the triple post.

I think I found a working solution until this is (hopefully) implemented.

Apply a Move effect to each symbol layer:

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Standard leader behaviorMove effect applied
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Move effectThe gap that @dcafdg was discussing must be set to at least the same number as the move, or else the leader overruns it.