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Maplex: keep case while stacking

12-17-2012 04:24 PM
Status: Closed
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Currently, I'm developing a tool, which helps at shortening streetnames.
This is done by using Maplex Abbreviation Dictionaries.

For example, the road name is: "Frank-Dickmann-Road". | (pipe) means new line.
A shortened variant could be: "F.-Dick-|mann-Road" or even "Fr.-Dickm.-Road".
Therefor I've added these translations to the dicitionary: Frank => "F.", "Fr." and Dickmann => "Dick-mann", "Dickm."

With activated stacking for hyphens, currently Maplex (10.1) moves the first character in a new line to uppercase:
For some language, like the German one, this behaviour is wrong and unexpected.

My idea:

  • make it switchable in Maplex' Stacking options, for the users know need it
  • keep the case of the original string (expected behaviour)


Status changed to: Needs Clarification

Hi Tobias,

I'm not seeing the change of case when testing in the latest ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro.  Please let me know if you see this message and are still seeing the change.


Status changed to: Closed

Closed pending clarification.