Have You Tried: MText Basics and Beyond

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MText Feature

For the Have You Tried this month, let’s take a deep dive into formatting a multiline text object (also referred to as MText).

Text is one of the most common annotations that you add to a drawing. Creating text in AutoCAD might be intuitive, but editing and formatting text can take time. In this Have You Tried, we’ll go beyond the basics of creating and formatting multiline text.

We’ll cover how to:

  • Create and format MText
  • Change the case of selected text in MText
  • Format fractions and tolerances
  • Remove formatting from selected text in MText
  • Import text
  • Convert single-line text to MText

Learn how to use the various formatting options for multiline text to properly display text in your drawing with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: MText Basics and Beyond topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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