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How to change letter spacing in AutoCAD text?

A - answer You can control MText letter spacing (tracking, distance between characters) using the \Tn; control code. Try e.g. to enter text:
\T2;wide spacing\T1;normal\T1.2;widertext
- please note you have to use other MText editor than the internal (set MTEXTED temporarily to e.g. notepad.exe, or to MtEdit.exe from

In higher versions of AutoCAD you can use the standard internal text editor and its context ribbon "Text editor" - its function Formatting > Tracking (the a.b icon).

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See also:
Tip 11867:Interactively adjust character spacing in AutoCAD texts.
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 10790:Long text is not wrapped automatically to 2 lines in my title block.
Tip 8640:Text formatting codes in MText objects.
Tip 8449:How to wrap long tables in AutoCAD (LT)?

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