Changing Line Text

Like any other object, line text objects can be moved, rotated, erased, and copied. You can also mirror, or make a reverse copy of text. See chapter 9, “Editing Methods.” If you do not want the text to be reversed when you mirror it, you can set the MIRRTEXT system variable to 0.

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Text objects also have grips for stretching, scaling, and rotating. A line text object has grips at the lower-left corner of the baseline and at the alignment point. The effect of a command depends on which grip you choose.

You can change line text with the DDEDIT and PROPERTIES commands. For line text, DDEDIT displays the Edit Text dialog box, in which you can edit only the text content. PROPERTIES displays the Properties window, in which you can change the text content, insertion point, style, justification, size, and other properties.

To edit line text content only

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Text.
  2. Select the line text object you want to edit.
  3. NOTE Each line of text is a separate object, so you can edit only one line at a time.

  4. In the Edit Text dialog box, enter the new text. Choose OK.
  5. Select another text object to edit, or press ENTER to exit the command.

Command line DDEDIT
Shortcut menu Select the line text object to edit, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Text Edit.

To modify line text object properties

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Properties.
  2. Select a line text object.
  3. In the Properties window, change the contents and other properties as needed.
  4. These changes affect all the text in the text object.

  5. Choose OK.

Command line PROPERTIES
Shortcut menu Select the line text object to edit, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Properties.
Related CHANGE modifies text properties from the command line.

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