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Readability of annotations, white halo on AutoCAD texts.

A - answer How to ensure better readability of AutoCAD texts inside colored areas, similar to that used in GIS and mapping applications?

You can improve text clarity by adding a text mask - colored rectangular background fill on texts (TEXTMASK). If you want to add/highlight only text outlines, you can add a copy of that text to its background, assigning it a larger lineweight and a contrasting color, e.g. white. You can do this automatically with the freeware utility Halo Text.

To make use of this effect, you need to use a text with a text style based on a SHX font and set your display to show geometry lineweights (LWDISPLAY).

You can also automatically add text outlines ("halo") through the LISP utility TextHalo - Download.


masking, outlining, halos, halotext

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 12830:Converting pseudo-tables consisting of lines and texts to TABLE objects in AutoCAD DWGs.
Tip 12782:How to insert a character in Kanji or Pinyin into Fusion 360?
Tip 12526:BufZone - buffer zones and wipeouts around AutoCAD line objects.
Tip 12237:UnfoldRS - unfold 3D surfaces to 2D in AutoCAD.
Tip 7553:Emboss/engrave text on an Inventor 3D part.

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