Multiline Text

Multiline Text

Multiline Text

MouseOK    Ribbon: Home, Annotate - Text >  Multiline Text

MouseOK    Menu: Draw – Text > Multiline Text…

MouseOK    Toolbar: Draw –

MouseOK    Toolbar: Text –

KeyboardOK 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:



Drop-down list to select the text style.

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

Input field for the characters height.

Text formatting modes


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


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


Turns strikethrough on or off for new or selected text.


Turns underlining on or off for new or selected text.


Turns overlining on or off for new or selected text.


Makes text superscript and vice versa.


Makes text subscript and vice versa.



Create and edit multiple columns. Opens the list of parameters:


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

Insert new column manually Ctrl+T


Column parameters

Opens the Column Settings dialog box.

Display and set 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

Change alignment

Select the alignment mode for the insertion point and direction

Text position modes

Align left

Sets the alignment of the text to the left.

Align center

Sets the alignment of the text to the center.

Align right

Sets the alignment of the text to the right.


Sets the text mode to justified.


Sets the text mode to distributed.

Change the case of selected text


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


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

Insert symbol

Inserts symbol from the list. Symbols… and Other… open tables with other special symbols.

Line Spacing

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

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.


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

Insert field

Opens Field dialog box to insert field to the text.

Additional options

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.

Widens or narrows the selected characters.

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

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