Creating and Modifying Text Styles

Except for the default STANDARD style, you must create any text style that you want to use. New text inherits height, width factor, obliquing angle, backwards, upside-down, and vertical alignment properties from the current text style. When you create or modify a text style, you assign or change the style name, assign a font and set its width and angle, set the text orientation, and preview the text style.

To create a text style

  1. From the Format menu, choose Text Style.
  2. In the Text Style dialog box, choose New.
  3. In the New Text Style dialog box, enter a name for the text style.
  4. If you don’t enter a text style name, AutoCAD names the text style Stylen, where n is a number starting at 1 and increasing by 1 for each new automatically named style.

  5. Choose OK to close the New Style dialog box.
  6. The Text Style dialog box displays the characteristics of the style you created. You can change the displayed characteristics whenever you want.

  7. If you change any style characteristics, choose Apply to save them.
  8. After you have made and applied all changes to the text style, choose Close. (Cancel becomes Close after you choose Apply.)

For more information about modifying text style characteristics, see

“Assigning Fonts”
“Setting Text Height”
“Setting Obliquing Angle”
“Setting Horizontal or Vertical Orientation”

Command line STYLE displays the Text Style dialog box. -STYLE displays prompts on the command line.


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