label halo

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07-31-2018 07:45 AM
tarawynne
New Contributor II

When putting a halo around labels, in order for dark text to stand out against a dark background, is there anyway of making the halo transparent? my labels are building name text and I don't want to completely block out the building underneath.

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deleted-user-qpvAI3Fo0MKR
Occasional Contributor III

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if your halo is transparent, it would be ineffective. You can set the halo to No Color:

It might be more useful to set the halo to the same color as the buildings or even the basemap?

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tarawynne
New Contributor II

you're right. my wording is off.

I suppose what im looking for is someway to get the dark text to stand out against the dark buildings.so a halo that has a color but is slightly transparent that you can see the outline of the buildings underneath

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deleted-user-qpvAI3Fo0MKR
Occasional Contributor III

AFAIK, the only way in include transparency in your labels is to convert them to #annotation - see here.

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