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Labels Question and save as a new file with preserve labels symbology ?

07-26-2016 10:29 AM
Frequent Contributor

Hello, As I am setting my layers up on my ArcMap and they all have the same attribute names and numbers, I have set up the symbology for each road and use the define classes of features and label each class differently I want to set to.

My question is how do I preserve the define classes of features and label each classes differently when I export to a new shapefile ? Will I need to re-do all over again ? Is there a toolbar to let me to save it and display without having to go through all over again ?

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Hi Robert,

Use the Labelling toolbar in ArcMap. I also find that it helps to turn on Maplex Label Engine as well.

A quick tour of the Labeling toolbar—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop

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

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and there is this link Saving layers and layer packages—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop  which also references labelling

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The Layer package seem to work best when you want to preserve the layer I need to save. Actually I use the Consolidate Layer that I need to save 5 more layers with different names.

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