Changing the Display of Object Labels

Reference Number: KB-00504
Last Modified: July 21, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


The text labels that display my object sizes are not visible. How can I display object sizes in my plan, and once visible, how can I increase or decrease their size?


To display the text for labels

  1. While in the 2D floor plan view, select the Tools> Display Options .

  2. In this example, in the Display Options dialog, scroll down to the Doors, Labels layer and put a checkmark in the Disp column.

    Using windows as and example, use the same procedure for the Windows, Labels layer.

  3. Click the OK button to apply these changes and exit the Display Options dialog.

  4. Your Door and Window labels will now be visible in floor plan view.

If you zoom out on your entire plan, and find that the Door and Window labels are too small to easily read, you have the ability in most the Home Designer 2012 and newer versions of the software to adjust the size of these displayed labels.

Note: The Text Styles feature is not available in Home Designer Essentials version.

To adjust the size of labels

  1. Select Edit> Default Settings .

  2. In the Default Settings dialog, click on Text Styles to highlight this option, then click on the Edit button.

  3. In the Saved Text Style Defaults dialog, use the drop-down menu to select Default Label Style, then click the Edit button.

  4. In the Text Style Defaults - Default Label Style dialog, you can adjust the display of text labels, including the Font and Character Height, and Text Color.

    For the purposes of this example, we will increase the Character Height to 8".

  5. Click OK to apply this change, then click OK again to close the Saved Text Style Defaults, and Done in the Default Settings to exit out of that dialog as well.

  6. Now your displayed Door and Window labels, as well as other labels in the plan, will reflect the new font, size, and color settings you have specified.