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How To: Individually label a feature with a U.S. State Highway Shield

Summary

Steps to label a feature with a U.S. State Highway Shield.

Note:
The content in this article pertains to ArcGIS versions 8.x only. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools.

Procedure

  1. Define the Label field for the layer.
    1. Right-click the layer in the Table of Contents.
    2. Select Properties.
    3. Select the Labels tab.
    4. Select a field name from the Label Field dropdown list.
    5. Click Apply and OK to close the Layer Properties dialog.
  2. Select the Label tool.
    [O-Image] Label Tool
  3. Select the Choose a Style radio button.
  4. Select the U.S. Route symbol.
  5. Click on a feature in the Data View to label it.