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Remove Formatting from Text
Tip# 4133 By Brian Benton On 10-Jun-2013
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Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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Here are two methods that can be used to remove the formatting of AutoCAD text objects.

Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton shares two methods that can be used to remove formatting from AutoCAD text objects.

"AutoCAD users will often format multiline text objects from within the text editor. The first line will be made a bit bigger, or even a different font. Sometimes a different color is applied. That's fine, but when you try to change the style of the text or use Matchproperties, it does nothing. That's because the formatting changes within the text editor override the styles. It's similar to making a line's color red instead of bylayer.

"There are a few ways to try to fix this. Open the text in the editor. Select all of the text (press Ctrl+A), right-click, click Remove Formatting, then pick one of the three options given: Remove Character Formatting, Remove Paragraph Formatting, or Remove All Formatting. Remove All may be what you need.

"This should clear everything out. If that doesn't work, select all of the text (while in the editor) and copy (Ctrl+C). In Windows, open Notebook (a simple text editor that strips all formatting from text) and paste (Ctrl+V) the text as a new text object."

 

 

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Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2013-06-10 08:47:32
There are also routines out there that will do that for you, on multiple Mtext objects at once, so you don't need to open each individually. For instance: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/File-Attachments/StripMtext-v3-05/m-p/928893#M1806
Comment by Rydman,Doug
Posted on 2013-06-10 15:01:32
I found the link on forums.autodesk.com, however the zip file was too large to display, so I couldn't get it. Any idea how I can find this? Thanks, Doug
Comment by Rydman,Doug
Posted on 2013-06-10 15:01:39
I found the link on forums.autodesk.com, however the zip file was too large to display, so I couldn't get it. Any idea how I can find this? Thanks, Doug
Comment by Rydman,Doug
Posted on 2013-06-10 15:01:47
I found the link on forums.autodesk.com, however the zip file was too large to display, so I couldn't get it. Any idea how I can find this? Thanks, Doug
Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2013-06-12 11:59:18
Here's the version I downloaded some time ago [there may be a newer one out there].


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