# Distance between arrow and text above arrow in tikz

I am drawing two nodes and an arrow between these nodes with

\documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{standalone}

\usetikzlibrary{positioning}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=5cm]

% nodes
\node [draw] (A) {A};
\node [draw, right=of A] (B) {B};

% arrows
\draw [->] (A) -- node [above, midway] {Some text} (B);

\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


Using \draw [->] (A) -- node [above, midway] {Some text} (B); I can write text above the arrow; however, the text doesn't respect the configured node distance. Can I set the distance between the arrow and the text?

• Jamgreen: Nice MWE ;). – cfr Jun 23 '15 at 7:19

You will have to shift the label. They are not controlled by the node distance.

Chose one approach:

% arara: pdflatex

\documentclass[tikz,border=5pt]{standalone}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=5cm]
\node [draw] (A) {A};
\node [draw, right=of A] (B) {B};
\node [draw, right=of B] (C) {C};
\node [draw, right=of C] (D) {D};
\draw [->] (A) -- node [above=5cm] {Some text} (B);
\draw [->] (B) -- node [label={[yshift=5cm]Some text}] {} (C);
\draw [->] (C) -- node [label={[label distance=5cm]90:Some text}] {} (D);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


The one you like, you might apply be adding e.g. \begin{tikzpicture}[every label/.append style={above=5cm}]