Label Tool Changes Maplex Options

Discussion created by gcarpenter on Feb 24, 2011
Ever since 9.2, when I use the Label tool on the Drawing toolbar to label a feature individually, under the the "Options..." pulldown on the Labeling toolbar, the checkmark that "Allow labels to overlap border" gets automatically checked.  Also, the "Fast" method switches to "Best," which significantly slows labeling.  Has anyone had the same problem?  Is there ever going to be a fix for this?  I first reported it as a bug in 2006.  Lastly, often the Label tool will not identify the feature I'm trying to label.  Is the only fix to turn all other drawn layers off AND move the layer to be labeled to the top of the TOC?