Text To Mtext

Applies to AutoCAD 2004 and above

If, due to previous formatting limitations of multiline text, you are in the habit of creating many single-line text objects, you may want to rethink your text creation methods in AutoCAD 2006. The ability to use tabs and intents in the Multiline Text Editor enables you to create well formatted notes and tables within a single text object. You can easily convert existing multiple text objects to a single multiline text object using the TXT2MTXT express tool. From the Express menu (Express Tools are included on the AutoCAD 2004 install CD but are not automatically installed), choose Text > Convert Text to MText. Select all of the text objects you want to combine into a single Mtext object. A Text to MText options dialog box offers more control over the conversion process.

We tried it and it is pleasing to note that it seems to take into account the “Y” value of the text so that the correct order is retained.

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