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Readability of annotations, white halo on AutoCAD texts.

A - answer How to ensure better readability of AutoCAD texts inside colored areas, similar to that used in GIS and mapping applications?

You can improve text clarity by adding a text mask - colored rectangular background fill on texts (TEXTMASK). If you want to add/highlight only text outlines, you can add a copy of that text to its background, assigning it a larger lineweight and a contrasting color, e.g. white. You can do this automatically with the freeware utility Halo Text.

To make use of this effect, you need to use a text with a text style based on a SHX font and set your display to show geometry lineweights (LWDISPLAY).

BEFORE - AFTER:

masking, outlining, halos

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12.4.2017    1414×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 7553:Emboss/engrave text on an Inventor 3D part.
Tip 3232:My texts are printed as outlines only (hollow).
Tip 2181:How to draw text in Braille script.


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