In most instances, the automated labeling process will leave you with text that overlaps important symbols, as well as other annotation obscuring important information. In this case, you will need to displace the annotation to remove the overlaps and improve that chart's legibility.
Follow the steps below if you need to move annotation.
- Start ArcMap.
- Open the product map document.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
- Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
- If necessary, add the Nautical Editing Cartography toolbar from the main menu by clicking Customize > Production > Toolbar Settings > Nautical Chart Production.
- Click the Edit Annotation tool on the Nautical Editing Cartography toolbar and select a piece of annotation.
- Drag the annotation to a location where it will not conflict with other features.
Changing annotation text and moving annotation may need to be repeated as the chart goes through the QA/QC process. Annotation edits will make up the majority of the finishing process, so it is import that you understand how to edit annotation. For more information about editing annotation, see About creating and editing annotation. In some cases you may need to split the annotation into multiple parts. For more information, see Converting annotation to multiple parts.
- Click the Save Edits button .
- Click the Stop Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The geodatabase becomes uneditable. If you have made edits, you will be prompted to save the changes if you want.