Setting scale ranges for label classes

Some labels are most useful within a given scale range. For example, on a city map, a label class of all street names might be useful up to some minimum scale. As you zoom out beyond that scale, the labels would become too crowded—or too small, if there is a reference scale set—and you might prefer to display a label class that only showed major street names.

Setting a minimum scale for labels can improve the overall redraw performance of your map, making panning and zooming more responsive, as labels are only drawn within the scale range at which they are useful.

  1. Click the Label Manager button Label Manager on the Labeling toolbar.
  2. Choose a label class under the layer.
  3. Click Scale Range.
  4. The labels will have the same scale range as the features if you have set one for the feature layer.

  5. Optionally, click the Don’t show labels when zoomed button.
  6. Optionally, type a minimum scale.
  7. Optionally, type a maximum scale.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click OK.

Related Topics