Creating paragraph text
Paragraph text consists of one or more lines of text or paragraphs that fit within a boundary width that you specify. Each paragraph text entity you create is treated as a single entity regardless of the number of individual paragraphs or lines of text it contains.
When you create paragraph text, you first determine the paragraph's boundary
width by specifying the opposite corners of a rectangle. The paragraph text
automatically wraps so that it fits within this rectangle. The first corner
of the rectangle determines the default attachment point of the paragraph text.
You can change the location of the attachment point in reference to the rectangle,
and you can determine the direction in which text flows within the rectangle.
You can also select the text and paragraph format, text style, text height,
and the rotation angle of the entire paragraph text entity.
To create paragraph text
- Do one of the following:
Select the first corner of the text area.
In the MText prompt box, select the properties you want to change, or proceed
directly to step 4.
- Choose Insert > Multiline Text.
- On the Draw 2D toolbar, click the Multiline Text tool ().
- Type mtext and then press Enter.
You can select these properties in steps 7 and 8.
Select the second corner of the text area.
In the Multiline Text dialog box, click the Text tab.
In the window, type the text you want.
To create paragraphs, simply press Enter and continue typing.
Make any selections or changes you want to the following:
- Font, text height, bold, italic, underline, and color.
- Indents on the ruler. Move the upper left arrow to define
the first line indent, move the lower left arrow to define the paragraph
indent, and move the right arrow to define the right indent.
- Tabs on the ruler. Click the ruler to create tabs, move
any tab marker to modify its location, and drag any tab off the ruler
to delete it.
Your selections affect highlighted text, or if no text is highlighted,
new text when you type it.
Click the Properties tab, and make selections or changes you want to the
text Style, Justification, Width, and Rotation.
TIP You can paste text from the Clipboard into the Multiline Text dialog box.
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Working with text styles
Using Unicode characters