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"Convert Label to Annotation" gives different result than normal labeling?

Question asked by mboeringa2010 on May 4, 2012
Latest reply on May 11, 2012 by mboeringa2010
Hi all,

I am having an issue with the "Convert Labels to Annotation".

For the record:
- WinXP SP3
- ArcGIS 10.0 SP4
- ArcEditor with just the basic labeling engine, so no Maplex.

I would like to setup a number or Annotation feature classes in my FGDB. I spend a lot of time tweaking cartographic display including the usage of symbol levels on road and city feature classes, but also setting up labeling rules, including setting up individual labels classes for each type of road or town as part of the settings of the Data Frame and layers. I set Feature Weights and Labeling Weights, labeling priority etc and when I view the labeling result using just the normal labeling option (right click layer and choosing "Label Features"), everything looks fine and how I want it. The results of the labeling settings and layer order in the TOC seem to be considered well.

However, as soon as I attempt to export the exact same labels to my FGDB using the "Convert Labels to Annotation", I notice I get a different result. Labels that should have been placed with high priority, e.g. the town names, are missing in the view. The final result is not what I want and not consistent with the normal labeling. It seems the "Convert Labels to Annotation" tool ignores settings, or doesn't apply them in the right order.

Anyone else experiencing similar issues or having tips how to resolve this?

Marco Boeringa