View Full Version : Show superscript in an attributed block
9th Jul 2003, 07:56 pm
I use ACAD2000 and am trying to create an attributed block where I can change some of the text on an as-needed basis. One stumbling block, though, is that I need to be able to use superscripts in the text sometimes. Is there a way to do this in an attributed block?
9th Jul 2003, 08:24 pm
This might be of some use,have'nt used it myself.I've often wondered how your meant to produce sub/superscript text in CAD2K,I usually just half the size of the text nad then shift it itup or down,not the perfect solution but it works for the moment.Theres a long winded way to make superscrpit fonts in the help file if you look,I havent had time to go through it yet though.
14th Sep 2003, 07:11 pm
In my search to find another simple way of creating super/subscript text,I managed to attain the answer from another forum:
AutoCAD's MTEXT command has a stacking option to stack fractions. But did you know you can stack text by itself? For example, most people would use the stacking option to stack numbers as "1/4" or "+002/+001". But there are times when you have to have one piece of text elevated by itself like "E=mc2" where the number "2" is raised (ie superscript) To get this effect in the MTEXT editor, do the following: Enter the text you want followed by a ^ character (ie shift+6) followed by an extra space (ie press the spacebar once). Then highlight the text, the ^ character, and the extra space. Click on the A/B stacking button. Then click "OK" to see the effects on your drawing To graphically see how this is done. You can also make the text subscript (e.g., H2O) Only this time, place the ^ before the text. <o:p></o:p>
The above is long winded,but quite simple once youve figured it out,much much easier than the AutoCAD help menu method of editing shape files.I never used to bother with that stacking function,thought it only had use for creating fractions.Now my dam super/subscripts will look perfect,wont have to sit there positioning the reduced size font in place :D !
15th Sep 2003, 02:18 pm
Hey, that's really nice! No more trying to make sure the superscripts follow their text when you move things around! Sometimes it's not *exactly* perfect, but when you consider the savings in time and effort...I'm hooked. :-)
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