Labeling Area Features Using MAP Tagger Tool

1.Create a new Adobe Illustrator document.

2.Import fsatoronto.mif from the Tutorial Data folder.

3.In the MAP Views panel, add a new Text MAP Layer called Zone Names to the fsatoronto MAP View.

4.In the Type Character panel, set the font to Arial and its size to 8 pt. This will be the style for the labels.

5.Double-click the MAP Tagger Tool  button in the Adobe Illustrator Tools panel.

Similar to Label Features in the previous tutorial, the label settings must be chosen before MAPublisher is able to determine the attributes that will be labeled. The Layer column shows the line, area, point, and text layers currently containing selected data.

6.In the Label Features dialog box, select CFSAUID in the Attribute drop-down list. This attribute contains the name of every postal code zone in the selected MAP Layer. In the Target column, choose Zone Names. Click OK to confirm these settings.

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7.Notice that the mouse cursor is now the MAP Tagger Tool cursor. Using the MAP Tagger Tool, click on any area feature to label it. You can click multiple times on an area to label it more than once.

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information To create leader lines, hold the Shift key and click and drag. Release when the leader line is the appropriate length. To reopen the Label Settings dialog box, double-click the MAP Tagger Tool button.

To achieve best labeling results, it's good practice to create character styles (font family, size, and more) in the Character Styles panel.

8.Close the document without saving.

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Last updated: 4/11/2019