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    Is there a simple method for adding text to a hatched area and then have the hatch pattern clear from around the text similar to what happens when you hatch with existing text already in place?
    It's deja vu, all over again.

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    Are you familiar with the Express tools text mask command? Will that do what you want?

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    Annotate tab then select wipeout, draw whatever shape you need to create for your text and all is well! Oh, if you do the wipeout after text, the text will disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitehaint View Post
    Annotate tab then select wipeout, draw whatever shape you need to create for your text and all is well! Oh, if you do the wipeout after text, the text will disappear.
    Will the South Dakota Chips still be there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Tillman View Post
    Is there a simple method for adding text to a hatched area and then have the hatch pattern clear from around the text similar to what happens when you hatch with existing text already in place?
    If you dbl-click on hatch or type HE to hatchedit, you can add boundaries (will allow you to select additional objects).

    Forget wipeouts, MText has a background setting.
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    I use the trim command to modify the hatch.

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    activate the text box so that the blue grips are showing. Dont open it for text editing. Open the properties window, under the text heading, change Background to yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie8974 View Post
    activate the text box so that the blue grips are showing. Dont open it for text editing. Open the properties window, under the text heading, change Background to yes.

    Thanks, learned something new today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankman View Post
    Will the South Dakota Chips still be there?
    Uhhh.....huh?

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