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I have this problem too. Sometimes editing the aliases of the label to include some spaces at the beginning or end helps out, but there is no real way to solve the problem.
You should submit an Idea through this site, maybe this will be added to a future version of Tableau. I don't know why they don't have it yet, plenty of over Viz platforms have solved this (I know SSRS does).
If you have a lot of slices in your pie, you might want to consider going with a bar chart instead.
I suspected so. It's a shame seeing as Tableau is so fantastic in many other areas. I have to use the pie as it is a requirement of my customer.
Another possible option would be to have the labels appear only when the specific part of the pie is selected or highlighted. To choose this option, click on the drop down menu next to Label on the Marks card and choose either Selected or Highlighted. Though not ideal, this would at least give a less cluttered look!
+1. We need smart labels.