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Sharp spikes plotted in certain letters.

A - answer Text characters like "M", "V", "W", "A", "N" drawn with SHX fonts are plotted (printed) with long spiked lines.

This is caused by setting an improper line join style in the plot style table - AutoCAD then tries to join lines according to this setting, including the lines in fonts (text).

In the "Plot style table editor" (PLOT) set the Line Join (or also "Line End") style e.g. to "Round" or "Diamond".

Line join style may be also influenced in the printer driver (Windows) for your printer model.

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5.2.2010    9309×  

See also:
Tip 10945:DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.
Tip 10182:How to create a PDF file from DWG without AutoCAD?
Tip 9838:How to insert the name of used plot style table into the drawing?
Tip 9318:Material list on isometric drawings not printed black-and-white.
Tip 9153:Arrowheads or other parts of dimensions are not printed.

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