Labels do not display in a projected map

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Labeling a map that is projected sometimes does not display any labels.


This is a known issue. The map contains a geodatabase annotation layer that has a feature weight greater than none. This prevents labels from being placed on the map.

Solution or Workaround

Make sure the feature weight for the annotation layer is set to none.

  1. Right-click on the map and select Properties.
  2. Switch to the Labels tab.
  3. Click the Conflict Detection Rules button.
  4. For each annotation layer, right-click the Feature Weight column and select None.
    Conflict Detection Rules dialog box used for labeling. Invoke from Data Frame Properties Labels tab.

    [O-Image] Conflict Detection Rules dialog

Article ID:000004789

  • ArcMap 8 x

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