Maplex not labeling polygons at small scale

Discussion created by robyn.keller on Aug 13, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 by snowcobra

I have a bunch of polygons that need to be labeled at a small scale. I have ArcGIS 10 with Maplex extension enabled. I have played around with the following Maplex settings: Compound Polygons, Never Remove Labels, Label placement, Label scale, Stacking, etc.

When I use the regular labeling engine the labels show up and when I use Maplex and zoom in to a larger scale the labels also show up.

I think the issue is that there is a high density of tiny polygons in one area at the small scale. Is there any way to force all of the tiny polygons to label and then I can annotate and adjust the labels' positions?