Is it possible to set repelling labels without Maplex

Discussion created by sassy19a on Mar 7, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2013 by strothesriuk-esridist

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and do not own a Maplex extension.

A major disadvantage is that I am unable to create nice labels with arrows that repel each other. As a result, showing an area with a lot of labelling with cause them to overlap.

Does anybody know if there is any alternative to create this "repelling arrow labels" without using Maplex?

Thank you.