The font specified for labels can be specified using a Feature Type, specified in the layer options, or set for individual objects using the Digitizer Edit option in Modify Feature Info to specify an individual custom style. There also global default labels set in Configuration.
Select Label Font...
This opens a dialog for configuring the label properties for the Feature, including Font, background, relative position, size, and rotation.
Select the font to use for the label. The list will populate with available system fonts. See also Labels Configuration for default font face and character set.
Specify text effects, including a halo around the text, a specific font color, or strikeout and underline effects.
Specify the script to use for the label. The available options are dependent on the selected font.
Label Background Fill Mode
Specify how to fill the background for the labels. This setting is overridden by a halo effect.
- Automatic: In most cases this will use a transparent background to the label text
- Opaque - Background Color : Label text box will use the specified background color of the workspace.
- Transparent: No text box fill color for the label.
- Opaque- Custom Color: Use the select color... button to select a custom background text box fill color.
Label Position Relative to Point Feature
Specify how the label is placed relative to the point anchor. The Automatic setting will relocate labels with movement and zoom in order to declutter and reduce label overlap.
Label Distance from Point Feature
When this option is checked, the specified number will be used to calculate the distance away from the label anchor point in pixels based on the current screen resolution. Zero is a valid entry. When the option is not checked, the padding will be calculated as 1/8 of the font height.
Always Display Label if any Labels are Displayed
Objects with this label setting checked will maintain priority during label decluttering.
Display Labels using this Font at a Fixed Height in Meters
Use this setting to specify labels in a size relative to a ground unit size, rather than a font size. The labels will shrink and grow when zooming, to always maintain the same geographic scale. This setting can be particularly useful for reference features, such as labels of background area boundaries.
Specify the angle to rotate the labels. (This setting is only available for point and area feature labels.)
Recognized Label Attributes
The following label attributes names are recognized by Global Mapper to control the display of feature labels:
FONT_NAME FONT_ANGLE FONT_H_M FONT_COLOR FONT_CHARSET FONT_WEIGHT FONT_PLACEMENT (position of label)