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    hellos everyone ..
    hope you'll can help me ..
    I've been having this problem with the text and mtext command. after i've specified the opposite corner of the text box, the bounding box for text that appears is totallly out of proportions, and most of the time i'm not even able to scroll to the height/width handles at the side.

    I was using Autocad 2006 before 2008 and i didn't have any problems there..

    when i use the style "Standard" it really goes out of scale
    but when i used "style 1" it was only slightly bigger

    "Standard"
    Font:txt.shx
    Font Style:N.A.
    Annotative:off
    Height:0.0000
    Width Factor:1.0000

    "style 1"
    Font:Swiss721 Cn BT
    Font Style:Roman
    Annotative:off
    Height:0.0000
    Width Factor:1.0000

    added here is a comparison of the text editor and my drawing



    thanks in advance~
    Last edited by rkmcswain; 8th Jun 2010 at 07:29 pm. Reason: TURN OFF SMILIES

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    to reduce the bounding box in this situation, right click on the ruler, then click on 'set mtext width', set the value to something more reasonable
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    yes it's a temporary solution.. but it's rather irritating to do it everytime @__@

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    you may wish to look up MTEXTFIXED in the help file.
    i think that will answer all your problems.
    looking at your screenshot, you should set MTEXTFIXED to a value of 0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norts View Post
    you may wish to look up MTEXTFIXED in the help file.
    i think that will answer all your problems.
    looking at your screenshot, you should set MTEXTFIXED to a value of 0
    i had the same problem, this worked like a charm
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilljames.co.uk View Post
    i had the same problem, this worked like a charm
    glad i could be of help.
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    oh my it works!
    my thanks from a part of my heart~
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