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Some drawing texts are plotted thinner or thicker (after editing).

A - answer This "thinning"/"bolding" is caused by "inline" switching between Truetype and SHX fonts (caused by the AutoCAD internal MTEXT editor {up to version 2002} when used with Windows dual keyboard layouts - EN+local).

Remove the surplus control characters (added by the MTEXT editor) in your text (resulting in thin/thick problems, Tahoma font switching...) and dimension entities.

Select the text in MTEXT editor, right-click and choose Remove formatting. Except for AutoCAD LT, you can also use the MTEXTCF LISP utility (downloadable from for a global change.

You may prefer to use a different (external) MTEXT editor (e.g. mtEdit - see Downloads).

100% Win2000,WinXP  CAD 
25.1.2001    19299x   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · MDT · LDDT · AutoCAD Architecture · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 8951:Multicolor dimension texts in AutoCAD.
Tip 8640:Text formatting codes in MText objects.
Tip 8521:How to type greater or equal, less or equal in AutoCAD (≤ ≥)?
Tip 8201:How to convert DTexts to MTexts (individually)?
Tip 6880:How to add own symbols to MText Symbol list?

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