I have a line feature that needs to have a marker symbol at set distances along it. I want the markers to NOT rotate with the line orientation but can not find out how. I am working with arcmap 10,4

I created a new marker symbol in style manager like this. enter image description here

I then used symbol property editor to create a line symbol with a dashed line and marker line and marker line symbol.

This is the result I get. But I need the R labels to always be rotated to the same angle and correctly orientated to the data frame.

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  • Flip 'bad' lines? – FelixIP Sep 26 '17 at 11:45
  • Thank you for your input but unfortunately that will not work. This is only a small sample there are a lot more lines with all sorts of orientations and curve. The letters need to be facing the same way despite the line orientation. – AG4 Sep 26 '17 at 13:15
  • The line in the example is also not in two parts, it is one continua line and I do not know why the labels rotate all of a sudden. – AG4 Sep 26 '17 at 13:25
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    It might look like one line, bit most likely it is not. Select it in editing session and explode, using advanced editing toolset. – FelixIP Sep 26 '17 at 13:44
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    Finally you defined 'correct' orientation. To do so you need to generate points on the line and label them, not line. You can use linear referencing for point generation. Alternatively search my answers, I remember posting a script for placing points at regular intervals. – FelixIP Sep 26 '17 at 14:10

This does not appear to be an option in arcmap but this is an option in ArcPro. There is an option there to chose placement properties of marker lines

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