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CAD drawing Multiline Text 8 Command line: MT, MTEXT, MTEXTCREATE, T

Multiline text consists of any number of text lines or paragraphs that fit within a width you specify. It can extend vertically to an indefinite length. Can be split into columns. Multiline text is a single object.

There are more editing options for multiline text than there are for single-line text. For example, you can apply underlining, fonts, color, and text height changes to individual characters, words or phrases within a paragraph.

Draw a rectangular frame by double clicking a point to place multiline text there. Specify the top left corner first and then the bottom right corner.

In the Text format dialog box that opens, set the parameters of the multiline text:

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Drop-down list to select the text style.

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Drop-down list to select the font file that defines the style of the characters.

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Input field for the characters height.

Text formatting modes

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 CTRL + B 

Turns bold formatting on and off for new or selected text. This option is available only for characters using TrueType fonts.

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 CTRL + I 

Turns italic formatting on and off for new or selected text. This option is available only for characters using TrueType fonts.

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Turns strikethrough on or off for new or selected text.

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 CTRL + U 

Turns underlining on or off for new or selected text.

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 CTRL + O 

Turns overlining on or off for new or selected text.

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Copy text format

Enables/disables the text format copy function.

The function allows you to copy the following properties within one multiline text: font, height, style (bold, italic, strikethrough, underline, overline), slant, tracking (character spacing), aspect ratio, text color, text alignment (left alignment, center, justify, right, distributed), line spacing, bulleted and numbered list options, paragraph options (indents, tab stops).

To use the function, select a part of the text or place the cursor on the text the properties of which you want to copy. Click the Copy text format button. Select the text to be formatted. To complete the formatting, press ESC or release the Copy text format button.

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Converts the selected text with (/) symbol to stacked text with horizontal stack and vice versa.

The text height of the numerator and denominator of fractions, as well as superscript and subscript text, is controlled by the TSTACKSCALE variable. The value of the variable is set as a percentage relative to the height of the main text and can vary from 25 to 125%.

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By default TSTACKSCALE = 70.

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Makes text superscript and vice versa.

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Makes text subscript and vice versa.


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Creates and edits multiple columns. Opens the list of parameters:

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No columns

Combines all columns.


Dynamic columns

Dynamic columns modes:

·         Auto height

·         Manual height


Static columns

Mode of static columns.

Set from 2 to 6 columns.

All static columns have the same height and alignment in the edges.


Insert column

Inserts new column manually Ctrl+T


Column parameters

Opens the Column Settings dialog box.

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Displays and sets the following parameters:

·         Column type - select the type of columns to be created.

·         Column Number - set the number of columns. The parameter is available only for the Static Columns option.

·         Height - displays and sets the height of the column. The parameter is available for editing Static Columns and Manual Height setting for dynamic columns.

·         Width - Displays and sets column widths and column spacing. Parameter Total - displays the value of the total width of the text object.

Text alignment

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Change alignment

Selects the alignment mode for the insertion point and direction

Text position modes

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Align left

Sets the alignment of the text to the left.

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Align center

Sets the alignment of the text to the center.

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Align right

Sets the alignment of the text to the right.

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Sets the text mode to justified.

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Sets the text mode to distributed.

Change the case of selected text

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Changes the selected text to uppercase (replace the lowercase characters with uppercase).

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Changes the selected text to lowercase (replace the uppercase characters with lowercase).

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Insert symbol

Inserts symbol from the list..

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It is also possible to insert a non-breaking space by the combination of CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR. keys.

Symbols… and Other… open tables with other special symbols.

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Line Spacing

Sets line spacing between separate lines in the current or selected paragraph.

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1,0x, 1,5x, 2,0x, 2,5x – Set the factor of line spacing on the text height.

Drop line spacing– drop line spacing to default of selected or current paragraph.

More… – calls Paragraph dialog box. Select other variants of line spacing

·         Exactly – defines the space with an arbitrary unit value which user specified. Text height does not affect the line spacing.

·         Multiple – sets the factor for text height. When text height is not consistent in one line, the line space will be determined by the largest text height value in that line.

·         At least – considers specified value and text height. If text height is smaller than specified value then the line spacing takes user specified value. Otherwise line spacing takes text height.

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Creates lists with numbers, letters or markers.

Off – numbering in turned off.

Lettered – alphabeting numeration with selected parameters:

·         Lowercase

·         Uppercase

Numbered – create numbered list.

Bulleted – create bulleted list with a specified marker: dot or hyphen.

To create a list, select the text and select the desired type of marking or numbering.

To start forming a numbered list, you can enter a number (or a number with a dot) at the beginning of the line and press the TAB key

By entering a letter (with or without a dot) followed by a tab, you can start forming a letter list.

A period or dash with a tab starts the formation of a bulleted list.

It is possible to create several numbered lists at once in one multiline text.

In this case, the numbering of the first list in a multiline text may start not from the first element. To start creating such a list, enter the desired initial value (with or without a dot) and press the TAB. key. The list will begin to form from the specified value.

To form multi-level lists, select the required lines of the list and press the TAB key, moving the numbering one level deeper.

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With the TAB key, you can shift not only the levels of numbered lists, but also the levels of alphabetic and bulleted ones, with automatic formatting of the correct labeling.

To form complex nested lists (alphabetic inside numbered, and vice versa), you need to select a regular nested list and change its type.

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Insert field

Opens Field dialog box to insert field to the text.

Additional options

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Determines the forward or backward slant of the text.

A positive angle slants text to the right. A negative angle slants text to the left.

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Specifies character spacing. Values from 1 to 0 shorten the interval. Values >1 increase it.

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Widens or narrows the selected characters.

The 1.0 setting represents the normal width of the letter in this font.

Set to more than 1.0 to increase the width, and set to less than 1.0 to decrease the width.

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Drop-down list to select the color for the text.

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Undoes actions in the text editor.

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Redoes actions in the text editor.

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Enables / Disables the display of the ruler at the top of the text editor.



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Completes editing multiline text and closes the text editor. To do this, you can also use the key combination CTRL + ENTER.

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Context menu calling.

To create multiline text:


1.    Set the text area by specifying the top left corner first and then the bottom right corner.

2.    Set the required options in the Text format dialog box.

3.    Click the cursor inside the text area on the drawing.

4.    Type the text from the keyboard.

To move to a new line, press ENTER.

To insert «degree», «plus/minus», «diameter» symbols, use the Insert symbol command from the context menu:

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Note! Text can be overlooked if the font size in the Text format dialog box is set too small compared to the scale of the drawing.

5.    Set the position of the selected text using the text input window elements:

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Double-clicking the left mouse button on the CAD software Multiline Text 55 width button adjusts the frame width to the text size.

6.    To complete typing the multiline text, press the key combination CTRL + ENTER or click OK in the Text format dialog box. You can also click outside the text input area on the drawing to complete the typing of the multiline text. The ESC key also completes the command, but the following prompt to save the changes appears:

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note: Press ESC to cancel the text input and finish the command.


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