I've been experimenting with the ACE tool and I am somewhat perplexed! I've created a gauge with two gauge text elements, but FSX will only display the first one. The two elements are identical except for their position of course, and to prove the position info wasn't duff I swopped them, and the first element displayed in the previously set 2nd element position. The elements do not overlap. The sample fuel pressure gauge supplied with the SDK displays three elements, the only difference with my effort is that this gauge uses a background bitmap. That's the next thing I will try. Frank T.