Setting label placement properties
- Open the Label Manager by clicking the Label Manager button on the Labeling toolbar.
- Click a label class in the Label Classes list.
- Click the placement options you want from the Placement Properties box.
- Click OK.
Optionally, click Properties to see the complete set of label placement properties.
When labeling point features, if you are rotating your point feature symbology based on a rotation field, you can choose to rotate your labels using the same field. To do this, choose the option to place the label at an angle specified by a field and choose the same rotation field.
ArcMap labeling works with the space available for a feature. If a feature is only partially visible at the edge of your map, ArcMap will try to place its label using the visible portion of the feature. For a line feature, any placement options you specify will apply to only the visible portion of the feature.