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Labelling woes... (in Pro or in ArcMap)

Question asked by MidnightYell2003 Champion on Aug 30, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 17, 2018 by WiscRapids

I am not sure there is an "easy" answer to this but I have given up and am relying on GeoNet to pull me out of a jam.

 

Is there an "easy button" for labelling just the way I want it? Here are about 66 polygons that need labels visible for each one and need to see the polygon. In Pro, this is how they look without much change in the properties:

 

I want to see all the labels so I choose Never remove. This is what I get:

 

Even if I throw in a 50 point offset, 200 point max overrun, 50% buffer, 100 point feature weight to interior and boundary features (and other tweaks), this is my result:

 

Is there some sort of magic button that will not allow labels to overlap each other? I have attempted to mess around with all of the settings in the label properties and have not come up with a good solution (I do have Maplex Label Engine turned on). My best bet is to convert to annotations and move them that way, manually, by hand, one at a time. (small snippet: )

 

I keep thinking I'm missing something super obvious. Tell me where I can find the easy button (in ArcGIS Pro preferably or ArcMap - it doesn't matter). Thanks!

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