Mary E. Kipp sends us a tip about a text setting in AutoCAD that will enable you to mirror objects without mirroring their text — or to flip the text backward, if you choose.
"Do you need to mirror objects with text? Make sure that your MirrText setting is at zero. Simply type in MirrText at the Command line, then change the setting so that the text will not be mirrored along with the object."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Why would you want your text to be displayed backwards? Who knows why anyone does anything the way they do it in AutoCAD — but if you want your text to be displayed backward, you can make it happen with the system variable MirrText. A setting of zero (0) turns it off, meaning that it will not flip your text. Set it to one (1) and it will flip your text backward. Leonardo da Vinci wrote his notes backward to make it more difficult for others to steal his work; I bet he would have appreciated this setting!