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Automatically label streets name to align w...   Phyllis Davis Feb 16, 2010
Re: Automatically label streets name to ali...   David B Feb 17, 2010
Re: Automatically label streets name to ali...   Phyllis Davis Feb 18, 2010
Re: Automatically label streets name to ali...   David B Feb 18, 2010
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Subject Automatically label streets name to align with data frame extent 
Author Phyllis Davis 
Date Feb 16, 2010 
Message I am trying to find a way to automatically label street names so that they align with the left and top data view extent.

Current to achieve this, I have to label the features, convert to annotation, and then manually move each label. Additionally, if the data frame moves, i then have to movel the labels again. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to automate this procedure or to minimize these steps?

I have attached a map that has the type of labeling I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance 
  P Davies
GIS Specialist
 
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Subject Re: Automatically label streets name to align with data frame extent 
Author David B 
Date Feb 17, 2010 
Message You might be able to achieve this by using the street layer as the basis for a Custom Overlay Grid. Check out the help for that. 
   
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Subject Re: Automatically label streets name to align with data frame extent 
Author Phyllis Davis 
Date Feb 18, 2010 
Message David,

Thanks for the suggestion- this does work well.

Do you know if there is a way to get the labels inside of the data frame?

Thanks again! 
  P Davies
GIS Specialist
 
   
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Subject Re: Automatically label streets name to align with data frame extent 
Author David B 
Date Feb 18, 2010 
Message Yes, in the Grid/Graticule properties on the Labels tab you can set a negative offset.