trying to label but not labelling.Trying to label towns. Have ticked all right boxes but nothing happens?
I alwaays find it quickest to bring up the layer's properties and select 'labels'. From there you can check on whether to display layers and specify the field to use for labelling.
Setting layer properties—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
for more complex layering you can get lost in the layering toolbar
Essential labeling concepts—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
where the options are plentiful, but are useless unless the layer can be labelled
yes I did this but did not work
if the layer is not able to be layered how would I know?
why not take a screen grab of what you have done
Sounds like there is a visibility scale range limitation for the labels: Setting scale ranges for label classes—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
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