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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
\NNew column
\PNew paragraph (new line)
\pi \pxi \pxtControl codes for bullets, numbered paragraphs, tab stops and columns - e.g. bullets: \pxi-3,l3,t3;, tab stops: \pxt10,t12;
\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    59530×   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.
Tip 11289:Adding, multiplying and rounding numbers inside DWG drawing texts - NumInText.
Tip 8989:Control codes "%%" in text entities.
Tip 8951:Multicolor dimension texts in AutoCAD.
Tip 6366:Inserting and updating time and date in an AutoCAD drawing.


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