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« on: July 09, 2004, 04:03:48 PM »
Why do people use mtext for a short text like: '4x6' or '2' or '8"'....?

I went to help out a company 2 wks ago and all there text are done in Mtext.  The text editor there is wordpad; therefore, whenever I wanted to edit a text wordpad came up.  It is really a time consumming.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 04:28:02 PM »
Was there a leader attached to the text, if so that is why.

Leaders to the best of my knowledge attach only to MText.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2004, 09:01:20 PM »
I use MTEXT for everything, but we have little 1 or 2 button key-ins for everything, too.

TIP:
Use MTEXTED to prefix your wordpad text editor with :lisped# as in:

:lisped#C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe

If the mtext entity has less than 32 characters it will pop up in a dialog box editor just like single line text, more than 32 will pop to the editor.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2004, 12:39:41 AM »
Wow CADaver.. that is a nice little trick....never seen that one before... I have set that to my default
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2004, 01:25:58 AM »
That is just too sweet, THX CADaver.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2004, 02:11:02 AM »
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If the mtext entity has less than 32 characters it will pop up in a dialog box editor just like single line text, more than 32 will pop to the editor.

I didn't know that, thank you Mr. CADaver.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 03:47:45 AM »
excellent tip, how did you ever discover that one ?

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2004, 07:36:17 AM »
It was in the R13 User's guide for using external text editors with MTEXT.  Been using it ever since.

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2004, 07:51:39 AM »
Cadaver, I hope you don't mind but I've posted it as a tip over on ResourceCAD... and I added a note:
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full credits for this tip go to CADAVER

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 07:56:21 AM »
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Cadaver, I hope you don't mind but I've posted it as a tip over on ResourceCAD... and I added a note:
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full credits for this tip go to CADAVER
Why would I mind, sure go ahead, I just wish I'd have posted it sooner.