Jump to content

Locking the location of the "Text Formatting" box when editing Text

Incognito Cube

Recommended Posts

Hey everyone! It's been a minute.

Quick one here... Is there any way to lock the location of the Text Formatting box that pops up while editing text in C3D 2014? I'd prefer it to pop up over my Ribbon, rather than in the actual Drawing Window. See below for clarification.


I thought I saw this ability in the CUI one time when I was helping a co-worker, and even thought to myself "Oh, hey! That would be very useful for my text editor!" But of course, I was pulled off to work on something before I got back to my machine to set it up, inevitably forgetting my personal task completely.




Text Formatting 1.PNG

Text Formatting 2.PNG

Edited by Incognito Cube
Removed "Default Location from screencap 1, to reduce potential confusion
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are absolutely correct about that. :)

My question, however, is if anyone knows of, or can find the possible system variable or section in the CUI where this dialogue box's spawn location can be defined (possibly via pixel coordinates, or something similar.)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not familiar with C3D but in AutoCAD 2016 if the MTEXT toolbar is disabled then I double click mtext to edit it the ribbon display changes to text formatting automatically.

Edited by SAFeSTeR
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This same thing happens in C3D, fortunately. You can see it in the screencaps above coincidentally. It does look like it has everything I would need, but man... The thought of having that ribbon open 24/7 AND changing my habit to look there when I edit text is making me wanna hurl. 

I do suppose it will help me in the long run by not having to drag that dialogue box out of the way every time I edit text, and since I can't find anything online about the original question I suppose this will have to do! Let the re-training commence... :surrender:


Thanks for the reminder of this option @SAFeSTeR :beer:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...