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Can I set labels for multiple layers at once?

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05-26-2023 03:07 PM
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by Anonymous User
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Hi all,

I see this idea - https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-ideas/change-symbol-or-label-properties-for-multiple/idi-p/... 

so I don't think I can do this but I wanted to check.

I want to set the labels for every layer in a group at one time. Set the field, the color, the font, the size etc.

Here's the labeling tab in TOC:

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Here's the Drawing order tab in TOC:

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Does anyone know? Or what's the best Idea to Kudo to get this recognized? 

Thanks.

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RhettZufelt
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One option, in the labeling tab, select the desired label class of the feature class with the labels you want to copy, right click and select copy.  You can now select multiple layers in the labeling pane, right click and under paste, you will see some options:

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RhettZufelt
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One option, in the labeling tab, select the desired label class of the feature class with the labels you want to copy, right click and select copy.  You can now select multiple layers in the labeling pane, right click and under paste, you will see some options:

RhettZufelt_0-1685465796703.png

 

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by Anonymous User
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@RhettZufelt that was it! Exactly what I was looking for! I didn't know it could be done. Hidden features. Thank you!!

Note to others - don't make the first mistake I made by right clicking on the Layer Name in your selected list, you won't get the right menu: 

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 You have to right click on the label class name.

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JesseWickizer
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Text Symbol properties can be set for multiple labels at the same time from the Labeling tab on the ribbon or from the Symbol tab of the Label Class pane.

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Position settings can only be set for one label class at a time, though copying and pasting label settings like @RhettZufelt suggested is useful to easily apply placement styles to multiple label classes of the same geometry type.

GIS4Revolution
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This is all too much busywork. Add-ins do a decent job but why isn't this a native feature, especially since ChatGPT is available to integrate?

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