Forcing line text to be horizontal

You can force the text of individual lines always to appear horizontal; for example, to make text on vertical lines easier to read.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the lines whose text you want to keep horizontal. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.

    You must select either only horizontal lines or only vertical lines.

  2. In the Properties panel, activate Keep text horizontal in either the Horizontal Lines or Vertical Lines group.


Text on the selected lines always appears horizontal, even if the line is angled or vertical.


You can force text to be horizontal by default for each line independently in the Edit Lines dialog.