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How to convert AutoCAD text entities to lines and arcs?

A - answer The simplest way for converting fonts to geometry is to use the TXTEXP command from Express Tools.

If you don't have Express Tools (or in AutoCAD LT), you can use the following sequence of commands and process your selected entities:

_WMFOUT   myfile
_ERASE
_WMFIN   myfile (scale 2x)
_EXPLODE
The WMF method works only for texts written in a SHX style (not for TrueType texts). For TrueType texts, first change the width factor to 0.999 (thanks Col67).
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26.1.2002    100385x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10799:Exporting tables from AutoCAD Civil 3D to Excel.
Tip 10574:Four methods for exploding blocks in AutoCAD.
Tip 10324:Commenting models in A360 Team.
Tip 10054:Boolean operations on 2D polylines.


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