Create horizontal labels for polyline layers in ArcMap


You can create horizontal labels for features of a polyline layer in ArcMap.


  1. Right click on the polyline layer in the ArcMap Table of Contents and select Properties.
  2. Switch to the Labels tab.
  3. Click the 'Label Placement Options...' button.
  4. Check on the 'Centered on Line' check box.
  5. Select Horizontal from the Angle dropdown list.
  6. Click OK on the Placement Properties dialog.
  7. Check on the 'Label Features in this Layer' check box.
  8. Click Apply and OK on the Layer Properties dialog.

Article ID:000005029

  • ArcMap 8 x

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