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Single-Line Text to Multiline Text
Tip# 3137 By Kevin Mukbel On 01-Feb-2009
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Categories : Single-Line Text
Software type : AutoCAD
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Use this tip to convert single-line text to multiline text.

Kevin Mukbel sent this tip: "Did you know that you can convert single-line text or more to multiline Mtext? Here is how you do it: On the AutoCAD command line type txt2mtxt, select your single line(s) text and you are done. TXT2MTXT will work on any text objects created with the TEXT or DTEXT commands.
This is an Express Tool. You don’t have to remember this txt2mtxt command. You can go to the Express Pulldown Menu | Text | and choose “Convert Text to Mtext”.

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol:  Text to Mtext is my favorite command from Express Tools.  It will convert single line text objects (not Mtext that is all on one line but dtext only) into mtext and combine them if more than one is selected.  If you are running AutoCAD 2009, the Express Tools are not in the ribbon.  You can get to them by turning the menu bar on (the setting is menubar) or just type the command as stated above on the command line. Tested in AutoCAD 2009


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Comment by Lilly,Stephen
Posted on 2009-02-03 14:14:12
This doesn't seem to work with AutoCAD MEP 2009. Any suggestions?
Comment by Busby,Robin
Posted on 2009-03-24 10:39:44
I am a little behind in my reading but just came upon this tip today and all I can say is THANK YOU, no more cut and paste!