Exercise 3: Add labels

Add a label for each parcel, based on its land value.

NoteThis exercise uses the BuildMap1.dwg map you created and modified in the previous exercises.

To add labels

  1. In the Style Editor, click the first field in the Feature Label column.

    The field value is “None.”

  2. In the Style Label dialog box, for Property To Display, select LAND_VALUE. Leave the other settings at their current values for now.

    Select a property. The data for that property appears in the labels.

  3. Repeat the first two steps for each theme entry.
  4. Click OK to close the Style Label dialog box. Click OK again to apply the theme to your map.
  5. Close the Style Editor so you can see your map again.
  6. Zoom in so you can see the labels. In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click View tabNavigate panelZoom Drop-downWindow.
    TipThe smaller you draw the zoom window, the larger the magnification.
  7. Save your map.

Where you are now

In the map, the parcels are colored to represent their relative values, which are displayed as labels on each parcel.

Themed parcels with labels

To continue this tutorial, go to Lesson 3: Change the Display by Zoom Level