Changing the placement of text relative to lines

You can change the placement of text relative to lines individually, for example, to show text at the start of horizontal lines or the top of vertical lines.

Prerequisite

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Select the lines whose text placement you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
    Note

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

  2. In the Properties panel, activate Text placement in either the Horizontal Lines or Vertical Lines group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • Start

    • Center

    • End

  4. Optional: If you chose Start or End and want to change the offset from the corresponding end of the line, activate Start/end gap in either the Horizontal Lines or Vertical Lines group and change the value in the value field.

Result

The placement of text relative to the selected lines is changed. For vertical lines, Start places text at the bottom of the line, End places text at the top.

If you also activated Start/end gap, the gap between text on the selected lines and the corresponding end is changed.

Tip

You can change the default placement of text relative to lines in the Edit Lines dialog, including showing text repeated or hyphenated across the duration of lines.