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Convert Single line text to multi-line?

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LKJR

We have an employee in our office that is kind of old school in some ways. That person has a habit of exploding everything possible in a drawing. But the most annoying is the text. Most of us create notations using mtext so it's easy to edit and manipulate.

 

Is there a way to convert the single line text back to multiline after it's exploded?

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GhostRider

First go smack him up side his head....

There is an express tool called text to Mtext, works nicely..

command is :

txt2mtxt

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Guest Alan Cullen

I used to one of those old school blokes. All my text was single line text. But a couple of years ago I discovered the versatility of multiline text, and use it all the time now.

 

The aspect I love most about multiline text is the ability to spread the text block out, or narrow it down to get it to fit in tight little areas. Also with general notes, you can delete lines of text, or add more text, and there is no shuffling the text around to get it all back to normal formatting.

 

Long live mtext. :D

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NBC

Long live mtext. :D

 

Especially as part of attributes :)

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Strix

has MTEXT managed to do 'fit' yet?

 

there are some aspects of MTEXT I hate, and some are great - all depending on what you're trying to use it for

 

oh, and I'd do something about setting down some CAD standards for the office to work to more efficiently, then issue him with a written warning if he carries on causing so much wasted time (and company money)

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tammy1625

GhostRider...you're genius!! Thank you so much!! General Notes are a pain to edit as single line text. This tool WORKS!! Amazing:)

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ReMark

You're just discovering txt2mtxt now? Did you even know that Express Tools existed before this?

 

Take a good hard look at what is available (some commands are only accessible via the command line) in Express Tools by reading the included FAQ.

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Meecad
You're just discovering txt2mtxt now? Did you even know that Express Tools existed before this?

 

Take a good hard look at what is available (some commands are only accessible via the command line) in Express Tools by reading the included FAQ.

 

Its coming up as an unknown command

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ReMark

And the reason for that Meecad is that Express Tools in not available in AutoCAD LT. Most likely due to the fact that autolisp is not supported. Sorry, but you're out of luck. You'll have to see if someone developed a macro or diesel expression to handle the conversion in LT.

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jimmeeb

i used to be able to use that TXT2MTXT at my previous job using Mechanical CAD (i believe it was), but now i am using Electrical CAD 2008 and that darn command doesn't work...is there another way to do this ??

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ReMark

Is Express Tools loaded?

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jimmeeb

no, i don't see them....and i forget how to load them. it's been awhile since i have had to do that and my memory doesn't serve me well anymore....unfortunately!

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ReMark

The option is normally available during the initial installation of AutoCAD. If you did not install ET you can still do so by using the Add/Remove feature in Windows. Have your installation disk on hand.

 

Check one thing. Type CUILOAD at the command line then press the Enter key. Do you see an entry called EXPRESS in the Loaded Customizations Group?

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jimmeeb

nope...no express in the list

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