I was wondering if there is a way to angle Polygon labels in MapInfo like it's done in QGIS (see image link below).

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  • Why are Highways Polygons? for Mapinfo Roads should be lines and then you can curve along segments - youtube.com/watch?v=Hs-moPHGqFE&t=2m58s
    – Mapperz
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 15:56
  • This is what was provided to me by the client, I also have a line layer, however this does not contain the road names. I only need the road name labels as I will be adding the highway line layer over and making the road polygons invisible.
    – Alan Carr
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 15:59
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    I would convert the polygons to lines (and preserving attributes).
    – Mapperz
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 16:06

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James, If you have the roads as polylines as well, you could transfer the road name from the polygons to the polylines using Table > Update Column.

You might have to add a new column to the polyline layer before using the Update column feature

Update: RoadPolylines
Column: Roadname
Get values from: RoadPolygons
Where Object from RoadPolylines Are Within Object from RoadPolygon
With: Value 
From: Roadname 


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