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How to convert AutoCAD text entities to lines and arcs?

A - answer The simplest way for converting fonts to geometry is to use the TXTEXP command from Express Tools.

If you don't have Express Tools (or in AutoCAD LT), you can use the following sequence of commands and process your selected entities:

_WMFOUT   myfile
_ERASE
_WMFIN   myfile (scale 2x)
_EXPLODE
The WMF method works only for texts written in a SHX style (not for TrueType texts). For TrueType texts, first change the width factor to 0.999 (thanks Col67).

You can also perform a reverse conversion - from lines to text but it is more complicated. You can use the command PDFSHXTEXT (since 2017 Update 1) to perform this "OCR-type" conversion.

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