This is curious but probably a known issue. Or, it is me.

 From:  BurrMan
5051.7 In reply to 5051.6 
Hi nycL45,
"""""""""""I needed to flatten my wonky curves before booling a domed object"""""""""""

If you go to the front view and select your text, you can grab the "edit frame" and drag it vertically and there will be a "Flat Snap".... Great for flattening out wonky curves....