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Text formatting codes in MText objects.

A - answer Paragraph texts in AutoCAD can contain control codes which influence appearance of the text. These formatting control codes are automatically inserted in the internal MText editor. But if you edit your texts with an alternative editor (e.g. Notepad), or if you generate them programmatically, you can use these codes to format your paragraph texts.

CodeFunction
\LStart underline
\lStop underline
\OStart overstrike
\oStop overstrike
\KStart strike-through
\kStop strike-through
\PNew paragraph (new line)
\pxiControl codes for bullets, numbered paragraphs and columns
\XParagraph wrap on the dimension line (only in dimensions)
\QSlanting (obliquing) text by angle - e.g. \Q30;
\HText height - e.g. \H3x;
\WText width - e.g. \W0.8x;
\FFont selection
  • e.g. \Fgdt;o - GDT-tolerance
  • e.g. \Fkroeger|b0|i0|c238|p10 - font Kroeger, non-bold, non-italic, codepage 238, pitch 10
\SStacking, fractions
  • e.g. \SA^B:
    A
    B
  • e.g. \SX/Y:
    X
    Y
  • e.g. \S1#4:
    ¼
\AAlignment
  • \A0; = bottom
  • \A1; = center
  • \A2; = top
\CColor change
  • \C1; = red
  • \C2; = yellow
  • \C3; = green
  • \C4; = cyan
  • \C5; = blue
  • \C6; = magenta
  • \C7; = white
\TTracking, char.spacing - e.g. \T2;
\~Non-wrapping space, hard space
{}Braces - define the text area influenced by the code
\Escape character - e.g. \\ = "\", \{ = "{"

Codes and braces can be nested up to 8 levels deep. Formatting codes can be removed via the context menu in the MText editor.

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21.5.2012    24759x   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 9561:iLogic macro for exporting IDW/DWG Inventor drawings to DXF.
Tip 8989:Control codes "%%" in text entities.
Tip 8951:Multicolor dimension texts in AutoCAD.
Tip 8657:Import error: No point file format match found
Tip 7667:Automatically generated QR codes for DWG drawings.


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