MAPLEX to annotation bug

Discussion created by DemersM on Nov 22, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2012 by jmorris-esristaff

I am actually trying ArcGIS 10 Desktop for my organization in order to evaluate the benefits to migrate to ESRI's technology in a near future. Actually, we are using MapInfo and FME. One of our main interest in ArcGIS is the possibility to use MAPLEX for automatic label positioning.

I have noticed a bug (or something undesirable) when we convert MAPLEX labels to annotations. If we use the stake labels option in MAPLEX, when we modify the field labeled in the linked feature class of this annotation, the annotation text loose the line feed. The annotation will be written on one line even if MAPLEX had setted it on 2 or 3 lines.

Maybe you will say its normal because annotations are not dynamic and MAPLEX works on dynamic lebels only, but this behaviour is very undesirable... MAPLEX would become useless to me.

Is there a solution?

Maxime Demers