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Some drawing texts are plotted thinner or thicker (after editing).

A - answer This "thinning"/"bolding" is caused by "inline" switching between Truetype and SHX fonts (caused by the AutoCAD internal MTEXT editor {up to version 2002} when used with Windows dual keyboard layouts - EN+local).

Remove the surplus control characters (added by the MTEXT editor) in your text (resulting in thin/thick problems, Tahoma font switching...) and dimension entities.

Select the text in MTEXT editor, right-click and choose Remove formatting. Except for AutoCAD LT, you can also use the MTEXTCF LISP utility (downloadable from Download) for a global change.

You may prefer to use a different (external) MTEXT editor (e.g. mtEdit - see Downloads).

100% Win2000,WinXP  CAD 
25.1.2001    29326×   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · MDT · LDDT · AutoCAD Architecture · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 13831:ReplMTcol - recoloring parts of text in paragraph Mtext.
Tip 13426:Use of alternative units for arithmetic in dimensions (without square brackets).
Tip 13006:Calculated property descriptions (tobogan slide from floor to floor)
Tip 12803:How to add double line-spacing to AutoCAD paragraphs?
Tip 11794:Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.

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