BGD Formatting TAG

03-09-2020 08:27 AM
Frequent Contributor III

I am setting up label rules for the dynamic text labels for a layout.  But the same question applies to dynamic labeling as well. The examples below are for dynamic text.

When using the BGD formatting tag to create a background on your text is there a way to cause the box to go all the way around all the lines of text.

I want it to look like this. The light blue box is accomplished simply by adding a back ground to the dynamic labeling box

But when I use the BGD tag it comes out like this. And I would like to expand the Black area to look more like an envelope around both of the labels.

This is how I have it set up right now.

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Esri Contributor

Hi Robert,

Apologies for the extreme delay in a response.

The solution for this when using dynamic labels in Maplex would be to pad the bottom line with spaces to achieve a equal black background as the top line line. Just be sure to uncheck the 'Remove extra spaces' option in the expression dialog or the spaces you add will be removed.

Samuel Troth


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