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Why use additional strategies for placing labels?

When you are producing a map at a scale where the labels are large with respect to the features, or there are numerous features in a small area, you may be faced with a choice of not labeling features where conflicts occur or modifying the labels so that more will fit. The Maplex Label Engine allows you to choose from a number of space-saving styles.

Labels can be stacked, extended beyond features, reduced in size, abbreviated or truncated, or labeled with a key. You can apply one or more of these space-saving methods to produce the best result for your map.

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