I only see a tool to convert labels for an entire map. I just want to run this for an individual layer.
To label for a single layer it's just a case of turning off the labels for the other layers in the map and then running the tool. You can easily do this on the labeling view of the contents pane. The image below has labeling on for the Roads layer. When you run convert labels to annotation at this point, only the roads labels will be converted.
I too only see the Convert Labels to Annotation GP tool for the Input Map vs. a single layer. I guess one workaround is to add a single layer to a temporary map, set your label properties and run the GP tool.
annotations are handled differently in Pro, so that is probably the reason
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