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Maplex Forces Overrun - Labels Placed Where no Polygon Exists.

Question asked by Zdenkah on Jul 29, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 1, 2013 by jmorris-esristaff
I'm currently experiencing a handful of problems with the new maplex engine (10.1). The biggest issue is that the labeling engine for whatever reason forces my labels to overrun no matter what check boxes I have turned on or off.
It seems that the only solution at the moment is use an older version of Arcgis. Constantly saving down to older versions and switching systems just to use an older version for labeling... is frustrating...

I'm using land parcel placement and the only fitting strategy/density that I would like to use is reduce text size and minimum feature size for labeling. A lot of the time the maplex will force the label to be centered in the polygon, even though the polygon doesn't really exist at that spot. For example, if I have to two square polygons kitty corner from each other maplex will attempt to position the label in the center of the two. Here is an example of the problem. The number 10 is assigned to the green features. Not only is having the ten sitting on two different features horrifying aesthetically it also confuses the reader as to what that label is assigned to (the yellow, or the green?) [ATTACH=CONFIG]25744[/ATTACH]

Here is a couple more example highlighting problem areas. The image on the left has red circles highlighting problem labels.  The image on the right shows text in red how it should be.  This is just a small area of my map, there are hundreds of these problems throughout the whole extent of my map.  I'm not even mentioning the labels that are completely off centered (these can be seen in the example)


Does anybody know if any of these issues have been addressed with Maplex in 10.2? I'm always nervous about upgrading any of my software before the first Service Pack, but this is a huge problem for me and I need it fixed.

Thanks for the help!