Frequently asked question

Can labels be placed outside of a polygon feature when automatically labeled in ArcMap?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


No. There is no setting in ArcMap to allow automatic label placement outside of polygon features.

When ArcMap automatically labels polygons, the label is placed within the feature. If the label does not fit, it is placed outside of the polygon feature.

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  • ArcMap 8 x

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