Lot Dimension Annotation
I would like to create and automate an annotation feature class of parcel lines dimensions. I would like the text to appear the same distance away from the line whether the text is above or below a line. I've found that a Baseline or Center vertical alignment will allow me to manually place the text at the same distance from the line either above or below. The Convert Labels to Annotation seems to be creating anno with a Bottom vertical alignment. How can I create anno with Center or Baseline vertical alignment through the Convert Labels to Annotation?
Mapping Center Answer:
There are two concepts that need to be kept straight relative to this problem -- the first is the baseline that defines the location and curvature of the text, and the second is the placement of text relative to a feature, like your parcel lines.
Regarding the baseline, labeling only supports a bottom baseline – not a baseline at the center or top of the text. Therefore, when converting labels to annotation you will only create annotation with bottom alignment.
Regarding the placement of text relative to other features, the baseline is independent of the options for position (e.g., centered straight, offset straight, etc.) You need to use the label position properties to align your labels to the line, not the annotation feature properties. And you need to use the label parameters to offset the labels from the line features and then convert to annotation.
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