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AllenJessup
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Edit label text in Parcel Label

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01-03-2013 07:11 AM

Is there a way to "Edit Label Text" in a Parcel area label? Similar to the way you can edit it in other styles.

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AllenJessup
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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

I think the answer is NO. If someone could confirm that, I'd appreciate it.

 

What's happening is that our Surveyor wants any parcel area of 1 Acre of less to be labeled as Acre not Acres. i.e.

 

46.24 Acres   -   0.18 Acre

 

I thought that I might be able to do that with an Expression. But you can't use static text in an expression.

 

What it looks like I'm going to have to do is create a separate Label Style for parcels of 1 acre or less. I think that's a messy way to do it, but I don't see any other choice right now.

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 08:41 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

You could use an expression to check the acreage and return a text size (plotted height / 12).  Your label would have to have two components that use the expression.  One will have Acres and the other will be Acre.

 

if({Parcel Area}<1,0.0001,0.8333)

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Actually Allen,

 

Let me see if I can make your day.

 

As you have seen the initial label for a parcel has limitations due to the fact that it is used to pick the parcel itself when you don't want to edit the parcel segments.

 

However a second area label can be placed on a parcel and this one is text editable.   So add the second one edit it to suit how you want it and set the initial label to no display.

 

 

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

Thanks. I'll have to take a look at that. I've already created a new Label Style so I could publish the plan. But I'd like to clear this up for the future and add it to our template.

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01-03-2013 08:47 AM in reply to: dgordon

That's interesting! I'll have to try that also.

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01-03-2013 09:00 AM in reply to: dgordon

That works well. I think I'll do it that way for now. I still have to try Stacy's idea. That might be a better long term solution since it would be automatic.

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 09:39 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Allen,

 

You will need two expressions and two components for a single label.  It will be automatic but the only downside is that the dragged state needs to be "as composed" so you will have to add a manual leader if needed.  See the attached drawing for an example.

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 10:36 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

Thanks Stacy,

 

I'm working on duplicating your style. I'll let you know how it goes. I may have some questions. Now that I see it in action. I understand about the text heights.

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Re: Edit label text in Parcel Label

01-03-2013 11:44 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

Got it. If I hadn't fumbled a decimal point in one of the expressions, I would have been done sooner. Thanks you, Stacy, That's a nice addition to our parcel labels.

 

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