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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    74186x  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

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