# How can I align a text object to curve without deformation?

Is there a way to make text follow the contours of a curve without distorting the individual characters? When I use curve deform modifiers, then I get very oddly stretched text, often making it unreadable.

I have already checked these questions, they don't help:

You can use the text on curve settings in the text panel.

The behavior of this setting requires practice. Note the curve is in the XY plane, but the text is positioned in the ZX Plane.

• Wow! How could one miss that? It is so obvious now :P Thanks! – VRM Jun 13 '15 at 11:21