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daron

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annotative text and rotating
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:44:22 PM »
I've got a block that I'm trying to get an AT to rotate with a rotation parameter. It's late and I haven't played with DB's in a while nor have I used AT's since taking to looking into them when I first got 2008. Is this something that can be done?

whdjr

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 02:45:59 PM »
By AT I am assuming you mean annotative text since it's in your subject.  I don't have 2007 or 08 (whichever) so I can't test it out, but I've heard there a lot of issues between ATs and DBs.

I can help with a regular att but I'm at a loss with ATs.

Kate M

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 03:18:45 PM »
If it were a normal attribute, I'd advise a chained point parameter with a move action. Include the point parameter in the rotation action selection set. No idea if that works with annotative, though...

daron

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 02:21:06 PM »
It's just text. The only thing I need is for it to be rotatable using the rotation action. There probably are issues. Works with regular text, though. I'll just have to wait.

whdjr

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 06:09:41 PM »
I'm sorry I thought you were talking about the new text properties where it scales automagically.

If you post your block I will look at it and walk you thru how to fix it.  You probably just have some actions crossed up.

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 06:20:24 PM »
To match the layout’s orientation for an annotative text style

Click Format menu Text Style.At the command prompt, enter style.
In the Text Style dialog box, Styles list, select an annotative text style.
NoteA  icon next to a text style name indicates that the style is annotative.
Under Size, select Match Text Orientation to Layout.
Click Apply.
Click Close.

To match the layout’s orientation for an annotative block definition

Click Draw menu Block Make.At the command prompt, enter block.
In the Block Definition dialog box, under Name, select a block.
Under Behavior, select Annotative.
Under Behavior, select Match Block Orientation to Layout.
Click Close.



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daron

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Re: annotative text and rotating
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 06:42:00 PM »
I'm sorry I thought you were talking about the new text properties where it scales automagically.

If you post your block I will look at it and walk you thru how to fix it.  You probably just have some actions crossed up.
No, I was talking about Annotative Text which is the "new text properties where it scales up automagically". I just meant to say that I gave up for now and went with regular text, which is working fine.

MJF, I'll have to look into your comments later as I'm on a flyby before I head home. Over and out.