March 24, 2009

Profile View Labels Overlapping

I am sure we have all seen this, at the end of a profile view, the last two labels sometimes overlap. There is an option to turn off the beginning station label, but not the end station. (For Profile Views turning off the end station (both horizontal & vertical) is on the wish list DID 918219).

Until this wish is granted, a work around is to use wipeout and then re-label using a custom general note.

Step 1: Rotating the labels 90 degrees can help. This is done in the Profile View Style. Note that there is a checkbox that can be unchecked here that will turn off the Start Station Tick and Label. So if you have overlap at the beginning of the Profile View, its as easy as unchecking the box.

Step 2: Create a closed polyline around the text and then use the WIPEOUT command. You will also want to turn off the frame.

Step 3: Now that the offending labels are no longer visible, we need to recreate one of the labels (or both and then you can adjust them as needed) using the General>Add Labels.

Some time will be needed to create the Note Label Style to match that of the Profile View labels. But, once you have it created you are good to go. You will want to match the Y-offset, anchor points, text style, etc.
- Rebecca Ferguson, Ideate Inc

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