import feature symbology to label symbology?

Discussion created by tlupher on Feb 5, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2013 by pmcatnip
I have a polygon feature class in which features are symbolized by unique values (region code).

Now I want to create colored map labels for my features using the same colors from the symbology tab. I'm using the label method 'define different classes/label features differently' (Label Field: region code).
Is there a way to import/assign the same RGB values of the features (via symbology tab) to the text symbol for each label class?

Right now, the text symbols for all my text classes in the Labels tab are defaulted to black and I have to go and manually change RGB values for each class which can be a little time consuming.

Btw, I'm using ArcGIS 10 SP5 (Arcinfo).

Thank you.