Dragged/Dropped Layers are Using Standard Label Engine

Discussion created by crazymatt on Feb 14, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2014 by strothesriuk-esridist
Every time I drag a layer from ArcCatalog and drop it in to the ArcMap table of contents, the dragged layer reverts to the standard labeling engine, even though on the Labeling toolbar I have it set to use the Maplex engine. Is there a way to either a) change the labeling engine for the individual layer to the Maplex engine, or b) stop this from happening altogether. It only seems to happen if I drag and drop the layer. If I use the Add Data button and navigate to the layer, it works fine. I'm using ArcGIS v10.1.

Thanks in advance