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From: AutoCAD Productivity Articles #122
Originally published: February 2013

Snap to Text

by Michael Beall

Object snap settingsOne of my customers needed to clean up a drawing, so she wanted to move the employee names/room numbers and line them up… but didn't know how to snap to text. My suggestion: Use Insertion snap to hold the text, then use Nearest to 'hang' the text on a horizontal line.

How to 'Line Up' Existing Text

  1. Draw a horizontal line across the drawing where you want to 'hang' the text.

  2. Right-click on OSNAP on the Status bar, then click Settings and turn on Nearest and Insertion.

  3. Launch the Move command, then select one of text objects and press [Enter].


  4. NearestHover on the text to display the Insert object snap on the insertion point of the text.

  5. Now move up the line where the Nearest object snap lets you slide along and 'hang' the text where you want it.

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