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Bethrine

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Edit a Text Style?
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:16:53 pm »
Okay, I have been looking for this setting, preferably for MTEXT. It is bold everywhere I put it and I can't get rid of it. Other than that, I do not want to change the text style. I could create a new one but it should be easier to just adjust my present one. I have looked and looked and I am missing something obvious...again... :crazy2:

FYI, I want to edit the text style permanently in a template drawing.

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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 01:18:40 pm »
Try clicking inside highlight the text then right-click and choose remove formatting.

Or a quick explode will remove also if it formatting.

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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 01:22:55 pm »
Try clicking inside highlight the text then right-click and choose remove formatting.

Or a quick explode will remove also if it formatting.

That's what I have been doing. I don't want to have to do it every drawing, every text object.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 01:26:10 pm »
So, the text has been modified to override the style settings?

I have a LISP, STPMtext, that removes the overrides.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 01:36:30 pm »
So, the text has been modified to override the style settings?

I have a LISP, STPMtext, that removes the overrides.

Not sure, I haven't heard of a STYLE command...? Might be what I'm looking for...

Yup, ...I feel sorta dumb right now.  :uglystupid2: Fontstyle was set to Bold.

I might as well set up my own text style. I change it and it changes back. <sigh> Maybe it's only changing it per drawing? And then I have to go back and fix it.

Come to think of it, maybe your LISP is exactly what I need... :wink:
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 01:41:38 pm »
One of the things I want to fix, though, is it says text height says 0" in style but it prints just fine and it's NOT annotative. I'm annoyed by that. I want to print it at 3/32", not 1/8".

Don't get me wrong, I can "play" with text all day long but I don't want to have to any more.

I like the idea of annotative text, but I ran into a problem with it earlier and now I can't remember what it is.

So yeah, I guess I have a tutorial or two in front of me.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2015, 01:43:08 pm »
If changing the text style did what you wanted, then the style isn't overridden in the MText.

Yes, the style is stored in each .dwg.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2015, 01:58:45 pm »
however...one can set up a brand new file

create text styles with all the settings one desires...

and then through the MAGIC of the Parent Child relationship of drawings


One inserts the file with the *BAD* settings in it - it then inherits the new $GOOD$ settings

and then one wblocks it out to the wen and improved version of it's former self.



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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2015, 01:59:14 pm »
So do I have to start a template drawing from scratch in order to set the text up how I want it?

i.e.a default text style:

Height
Annotative or not
Style Type
etc.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 02:02:42 pm »
If changing the text style did what you wanted, then the style isn't overridden in the MText.

Yes, the style is stored in each .dwg.

Oh, I see. I had to back up and re-read.

Darn.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 02:02:48 pm »
So do I have to start a template drawing from scratch in order to set the text up how I want it?

i.e.a default text style:

Height
Annotative or not
Style Type
etc.

Probably the easiest way to impose your will on multiple files.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 02:03:42 pm »
wblock out two or three pieces of the offending text...post that file here for review and advisement
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2015, 02:05:06 pm »
So do I have to start a template drawing from scratch in order to set the text up how I want it?

i.e.a default text style:

Height
Annotative or not
Style Type
etc.

Probably the easiest way to impose your will on multiple files.

 :blink:

Wait a minute...

If I do that, will it hit every file ? I just want to adjust the ones I work on. I want to be able to open old drawings WITHOUT changing them.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2015, 02:12:37 pm »
wblock out two or three pieces of the offending text...post that file here for review and advisement

No longer the problem.  :-D It was bold in a text leader. I just told it to un-bold. Problem is, the applied text style is bold so it affects all text. I can un-bold it in each place but I want to un-bold it overall.
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Re: Edit a Text Style?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2015, 02:36:08 pm »
post sample...it is easiest way for us to advise

nevermind, without lisp or other programing I don't see any easy fix for this....
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