Setting connector caption orientation

Visual Paradigm supports a number of ways of aligning connector caption, which apply on different modeling preferences. By default, the caption of a connector is aligned horizontal only, but you also can customize it to Follow Diagram, Horizontal Only, Horizontal or Vertical Only, Follow Connector Angle, and Follow Connector Angle and Keep Text Up Right. You can either customize it one by one or change all connectors in the diagram which defined Follow Diagram.

Setting connector caption orientation

Sample class diagram
Sample class diagram

To customize the caption orientation option of a specify connector, select the connector, right click and select Style and Formatting > Connector Style, and then select one out of four options under Caption Orientation.

Change caption orientation to Follow Connector Angle
Change caption orientation to Follow Connector Angle
Follow Connector Angle sample
Follow Connector Angle sample

Caption orientation options
Name Sample Description
Horizontal Only Horizontal Only The caption of connector is aligned horizontally.
Horizontal or Vertical Only Horizontal or Vertical Only The caption of connector is aligned either horizontally or vertically, according to the connector.
Follow Connector Angle Follow Connector Angle The caption of connector is aligned the diagonal angles of both shapes.
Follow Connector Angle and Keep Text Up Right Follow Connector Angle and Keep Text Up Right The caption of connector is aligned the diagonal angles of both shapes, but keeps top right.
The description of 4 caption orientation options

Setting diagram base connector caption direction

In addition to the 4 options mentioned above, Follow Diagram is another choice for altering the connector. The main feature of Follow Diagram is, all connectors in the diagrams can be changed simultaneously instead of setting one by one.

Right click on the diagram background, select Connectors and select one out of four options under Caption Orientation from the popup menu.

Change caption orientation by diagram pop-up menu
Change caption orientation by diagram pop-up menu

Workspace wide

Workspace wide setting affects the new connectors being created in projects created or will be created under the current workspace, including the opening project. To set, select Tools > Project Options from the main menu. In the Project Options dialog box, open the Diagramming page, switch to the Connector tab and select the desired way of aligning caption under the Caption Orientation drop down menu. At last, click OK to confirm the changes.

Select Horizontal only in Options dialog box
Select Horizontal only in Options dialog box

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