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How to get rid of "----" in empty fields?

A - answer When you place a text field in your drawing and this text field refers an empty value, e.g. a not filled-in record in the drawing properties, it is displayed as 4 dashes "----".

This display method cannot be changed but you can pre-fill a different value than the empty string "" into the referred property - e.g. a space or - if spaces are ignored - the "non-breaking space" character (defined in Unicode as the code 160). You can enter this special character e.g. with the key combination ALT+0160 (on your numpad); the used font must contain the definition of this glyph (otherwise it shows as "?").

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See also:
Tip 11404:Operations with attributes inside a block - fields.
Tip 11171:Total number of layouts as a field.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
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