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How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.

A - answer Since AutoCAD 2017 Update 1 (2017.1) you can use the command PDFSHXTEXT (and -PDFSHXTEXT) to convert line geometry from PDF files or from other sources to texts. Any message represented in your drawing by lines and arc forming a text can be converted by this tool to a text object of the type MText. The only condition is that the letters (characters) must have similar shape to those in a standard SHX font.

You can use this command to convert SHX texts from PDF files (unlike TrueType texts, SHX texts are represented in PDF files only by lines, vectors), or any other texts - the OCR mechanism recognizes the text (including any accents) and creates the original text entity in a given standard SHX font (replacing the lines).

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7.10.2016    2590×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2017 · AutoCAD LT 2017 ·

See also:
Tip 11389:Readability of annotations, white halo on AutoCAD texts.
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 7204:Sharp spikes plotted in certain letters.
Tip 6804:How to explode linetypes (to dashes)?
Tip 6033:How to extrude text to 3D?

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