Labeling Survey Points

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11-14-2017 09:17 AM
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I've been asked to inventory culverts in my work region which means a lot of survey points.  I've been trying to label all these points into a user friendly map to show to my municipality representatives.  Here's what I've gotten so far (see attached) , but my labels are still to "ugly"  some of them have been placed so that the leaders overlap other leaders and other various issues.  Can I manually tweak the position of labels?  Any tips or advice would be much appreciated. 

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Jonathan,

It's hard to see your screenshot. Can you make it bigger?

Either way, have you enabled the Maplex Label Engine?

Exercise 1: Enabling the Maplex Label Engine and adding the Labeling toolbar—Help | ArcGIS for Deskt... 

Maplex has many options of manipulating labels to help make them look nicer.

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here's a more zoomed in screen shot, The quality isn't great but basically the issue I'm left with now (using Maplex) is my leaders crossing over each other. Is there a way to select that specific label and move it manually? MidnightYell2003 

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Yes, you can convert your labels to annotation, then you have the freedom to do whatever you want with them:

Converting labels to annotation—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

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Thanks, I'll give this a try and see how it goes.

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Johnathan, were you able to find success with this?