Selecting a line label position

You can select from a number of different placement positions, offset types, and distances when placing labels for line features. You can also control whether labels must be placed exactly at the location specified by the placement parameters you set or whether they may vary within a given distance from that position.

There are combinations of label positions. The first two are the following:

These two placement positions are combined with the following to create all the choices:

  1. Click the Label Manager button Label Manager on the Labeling toolbar.
  2. Check the check box next to the layer you want to label.
  3. Choose a label class under the layer.
  4. Click the Properties button.
  5. Click the Label Position tab.
  6. Click Position.
  7. Click a placement position option.
  8. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.
You can also open the Placement Properties dialog box by clicking the Placement Properties button on the Labels tab of the Layer Properties dialog box for the layer you want to label.

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