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Enter Text the Old-School Way
Tip# 3337 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 07-Feb-2010
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Categories : Attributed Blocks
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
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The Eattedit command will give you access to many settings of attributed text in a block. You can add your custom data, edit the settings for the text, and more.

Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovsky sends us a tip on using an older command to facilitate entering text.

"Sometimes it is much easier to use the old Attedit dialog box command rather than Eattedit (the newer command). In the old dialog box, it is much easier to insert data into the attributed text fields of a title block and edit or convert them into text (if needed)."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: I typically don't advocate using older commands that have been replaced with newer ones that provide more functionality, but in this case I can understand the reasons. The Eattedit command will give you access to many settings of attributed text in a block. You can add your custom data, edit the settings for the text, and more. With Attedit, however, all you can do is add your data. That simplicity makes it easier to navigate when editing.

 

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Comment by Stern,Peter
Posted on 2010-02-08 14:55:45
Thank you Leonid; I have been following your tips for years. Also, don't forget that if you need to edit just one attribute, you can hold down the control key and double-click the item; you can then edit it in place.


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