Ask A Cartographer

Labeling one at a time

February 06 2008 | 0 comments

I want to be able to click on certain records and label them ONLY...Can't seem to figure out how to do this.

Thanks

Mapping Center Answer:

The short, simple answer is that you can do this from the Draw Toolbar. Look for the 'Add Label' button located on the 'Add Text' dialog. This will allow you to add individual labels based on the attributes defined in the layer properties of the feature you click. The main difference with using this tool vs. using the layer properties (i.e. 'bulk' settings) is that the label is placed as an independent graphic element. If you find that you're adding a lot of individual labels ("a lot" is up to you), then you should consider moving back to the layer properties and working with label classes, SQL queries, expressions, and definition queries to place labels of special interest.

If you would like to post a comment, please login.

Contact Us | Legal | Privacy |