Pie chart labels

11-28-2011 12:43 PM
Status: Open
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New Contributor III

It would be great to be able to automatically label pie charts by a field e.g. with the name of the place they represent, and use Maplex or similar to tailor label placement.

I have made pie charts representing community values at a number of places (including parks and reserves).  The pies are then sized by the number of people nominating each special place.  I would like to label each pie chart with the place it represents.  This is especially important for huge pies representing tiny reserves!  However, given the charts are all different sizes and jittered to prevent overlap, I can only do this manually using annotation, and it is very time consuming.  Labelling the feature behind is not viable because the labels overlap some pies or are some distance away.

Talking with others, they suggested I use histograms charts instead.  This is not viable - with many categories of information important to my clients (which I can accommodate in pies by using different tones of colour for related categories), the histograms stretch too long obscuring the map.