The font reducing strategy in the Maplex Label Engine is not respected if the Background Label (placed first) check box is checked in the Conflict Resolution tab within the Placement Properties dialog box.
Last Published: June 17, 2015ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number
February 25, 2015
November 24, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
Operating System Version
7 64 Bit
After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.