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Use Paragraph Settings in Mtext to Control Display of Text
Tip# 4150 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 01-Jul-2013
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Categories : Multiline Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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Use the paragraph tools in multiline text to help control how you want notes to look on your drawing.

Leonid Nemirovsky shares a tip about using the Paragraph controls in AutoCAD text to control the visual display of your notes.

"Use Paragraph settings for your mtext and you will have very uniform numbered notes. This is an example to start with.

"Start MText. Before typing your notes, right-click in the typing area, scroll, and select Paragraph. Set Tab to 5/8" and click Add. Set Left Indent to 1/8", Hanging to 5/8". Check Paragraph Alignment, check Paragraph Spacing, and set Before to 1/4".

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: Many of us have to create lengthy, numerated notes in our drawings. Use the paragraph tools in multiline text to help control how you want this text to look on your drawing. The controls are very similar to a word processor. You can also click the tab handles in the top bar of the text window and drag them to where the paragraphs start/stop.


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Comment by Clark,Phil
Posted on 2013-07-02 18:42:30
Does anyone know how to change the defaults or where the defaults are pulled from? I like to make "1st line" left indent to 0 and "hanging" to 1/2 it's default. I'd love to make this a permanent change.