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explain offsetting point labels check boxes

Question asked by geonetadmin on Jun 3, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2013 by geonetadmin
Original User: alnesbit

Hello all,

I always wonder what this really means? It's from the help documentation but I can read it 100 times and I still don't understand what these check boxes do. Can anyone explain it in more detail maybe with screen shots?

"The label offset controls the distance a label is placed from its feature. The offset is measured from the boundary of the feature symbol to the outer edge of the label. The boundary for simple geometric symbols is the edge of the symbol; for graphic and font symbols, the bounding rectangle around the symbol is the symbol boundary unless you check the Maplex Label Engine's Measure offset from the exact symbol outline check box. A value of 0 will cause the label to touch the symbol boundary. To measure the offset from the feature geometry instead of the edge of the symbol, check the Measure offset from the feature geometry check box."

Thanks in advance,

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