Toolbar: Draw 2D > Multiline Text ()
Menu: Insert > Multiline Text
Alias: T, MT
Creates paragraph text entities.
See Font Samples for
a list of fonts available in progeCAD.
- Select the first corner for the block of text.
- Select the opposite corner.
To place a paragraph of text
Mtext: First corner for block of text: Specify the first corner to begin defining the area where you want the paragraph text to appear.
Justification · Rotation · Style · Height · Direction · Width · <Opposite corner for block of text>: Specify the second corner to define the area where you want the paragraph text to appear. To change the alignment, choose Justification. To change the angle of the text block, choose Rotation. To change the text style, choose Style. To change the height of the text, choose Height. To change the direction of the text block, choose Direction. To change the width of the text, choose Width.
After you select the insertion point for the paragraph text, the MText dialog box appears.
Dialog Box Options-Text tab
Font Select the text font, defined by the text style and created and
managed with the Explorer Text Styles command.
Height Select or type the text height, which is measured in the linear
units of the drawing defined with the Drawing Units tab on the Drawing Settings
Bold/Italics/Underline Click to bold, italicize, and underline text.
Undo Click to undo the previous action.
Color Select BYBLOCK, BYLAYER, or the color of your choice. Choose Select
Color to select from additional index colors, true colors, and color book colors
in the Color dialog box.
Zoom Select or type the text zoom magnification, which increases or
decreases the viewing size, not the actual text in the drawing.
Ruler Move the upper left arrow to define the first line indent. Move
the lower left arrow to define the paragraph indent. Move the right arrow to
define the right indent. Click in the ruler to add up to 32 tabs, move any tab
marker to modify its location, and drag any tab off the ruler to delete it.
NOTE The Text tab settings apply to text that you highlight
in the Multiline Text dialog box. If no text is highlighted, changes apply to
new text when you type it in the Multiline Text dialog box.
Dialog Box Options-Properties tab
Style Select any predefined text style you have in your drawing. Text
styles are created and managed with the Explorer Text Styles command
Justification Select the alignment to which the text will be justified
Width Select or type the paragraph block width, measured the linear
units of the drawing.
Rotation Select or type the angle at which the paragraph will be rotated
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