Changing Text with a Text Editor

You can edit text using a third-party text editor by using the same format codes you used to create the original text. To avoid losing format information when you make changes to the text, use the same text editor you used to create the text.

To edit multiline text in a text editor

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Text.
  2. Select the multiline text you want to edit.
  3. Enter the new text. For information about text formats, see “Formatting Multiline Text in a Text Editor.”
  4. When your text entry is complete, save your changes and exit the text editor.

Command line DDEDIT
Shortcut menu Select the multiline text object to edit, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Mtext Edit.
Related PROPERTIES changes the location or properties of multiline text. MTEXTED sets the text editor to use for multiline text objects.

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