Strike and Dip labels are not placing correctly - INFURIATING!

Discussion created by cpolcino on Jan 19, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2019 by BBlagojevic

I am building a fairly complicated geologic map, and it is imperative that all of the attitude symbols are correctly oriented and labeled. I have followed all of the instructions EXACTLY from this article:


Labeling strike and dip—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 


And every single time I enable the additional rotation feature, every single attitude number gets placed in the dead center of every strike symbol. When I disable it, they all get placed to the immediate right of the symbols, which isn't ideal as the numbers need to be aligned with the dip tick.


I have searched the Internet and nobody else seems to be experiencing (or at least vocalizing) this issue. Short of throwing my computer out of the window, does anyone have any other suggestions?


Things I have tried:

1. Turning the Maplex engine off and on again

2. Hiding all other labels and symbols

3. Bumping the weight/priority of my attitude layer to 1000

4. Restarting ArcMap

5. Restarting computer, and ArcMap


I've attached an example of what happens when I turn on the Maplex engine.