Adding Labels To Symbols
Place labels on point features symbols by right-clicking on a symbol and choosing “New Label.”
By default, labels are sized proportionately to the size of the map symbol. Label size and style are defined during symbol creation. Many of Ortelius’ preloaded symbols have text adornment styling defined, and labels will initially adopt the underlying text adornment style properties. Like linear and area labels, a highlighted label "bubble" shows where the label has been placed. Double-click the label to edit the label text at any time.
Just-Right Positioning of Point Feature Labels
Just-right positioning means perfect placement every time. Initial label placement is the upper right-hand corner of the symbol. With the symbol selected, its label can be repositioned in any of eight standard positions surrounding the symbol, or positioned on center. Just grab it and move and the label will snap into position.
Labels can also be moved into any position around the symbol by simply holding the SHIFT key on the keyboard while moving it into the perfect position. Optional leader-lines can be added by right-clicking the label and choosing “Show Leader Line.” Of course, if it is ever needed, you can always right-click the label and choose “Detach Label” to move it anywhere (the label will be completely detached from the feature and its attributes and become an ordinary text object).