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How To: Label individual features in ArcMap

Summary

Steps for labeling individual features in ArcMap using the label button of the Draw Toolbar.

Procedure

  1. Right click on the layer in the Table of Contents.
    Table Of Contents

    [O-Image] TOC
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click the Labels tab.
  4. Select the field you want to use for labelling the features.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Draw toolbar, open the New Text menu.
    [O-Image] New text menu
  7. Click the label tool.
  8. On the 'Labeling Options' dialog box, select the desired placement option.
  9. Click on the feature you want to label. If there is a conflict, the topmost visible layer will be labeled.
    More information can be found in the ArcMap Help for 'label'