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Change Text Justification without Moving Text
Tip# 4003 By Jeremy Reimherr On 22-Oct-2012
Rated By 2 users
Categories : Edit Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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Two methods to move either the insertion point or the text.

Jeremy Reimherr, a lead CAD designer, shared this tip about how to change an AutoCAD text object justification setting and keep the text in the same location.

"Here is a simple tip describing two different ways to change the justification of text. The method you choose depends on whether you want the text to move or not. If you want the insertion point to stay the same while the text moves, highlight the text, right-click, select Properties, and change the justification. If you want the insertion point to move, but not the text, highlight the text, right-click, select Justify, and change the justification."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: There are two ways to handle this situation, and both will change the justification setting of the text object. If you use the Change Justification setting in the Properties option, the justification is changed and remains at the same coordinates. The text will move according to the new justification settings. The Justify option will keep the text in the same location, but switch the justification point. This will change the coordinates for the insertion point of the text.


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Comment by Anderson,Jim
Posted on 2012-10-23 04:12:23
Thank you; this has been a niggle for a few versions now.
Comment by McLemore,Kelly
Posted on 2012-10-24 14:19:08
When I right-click on text, there is no 'justify' option? (Screenshot provided)
Comment by pierce,cedric
Posted on 2013-01-11 11:06:21
You could use the tjust command