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Edit Multi-line Block Attributes
Tip# 3642 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 15-May-2011
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Categories : Attributed Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
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Adjust the ATTIPE system variable to access the full multi-line text editor.

Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovsky shares with us a tip about using the multi-line text editor with attributes in AutoCAD blocks.

"In order to have the full multi-line text editor for creating and adding multi-line attributes, be sure to set the ATTIPE system variable to 1. Now you can use fractions, subscripts, and superscripts in multi-line attributes."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Most block attributes are single-line text, but that isn't always the case. The AutoCAD system variable ATTIPE controls the multi-line text editor toolbars when working with multi-line text attributes. Out of the box, ATTIPE is set to zero; this setting will display an extremely minimalized toolbar. Setting ATTIPE to 1 displays the full multi-line text editor toolbar. ATTIPE only affects attributed text, not standard text objects.


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Comment by Fayfar,Stan
Posted on 2011-05-17 17:16:08
Another great tip from Leonid, thanks! I've been wondering how to do this for a long time.

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