Setting Text Height

Text height determines the size in drawing units of the letters in the font you are using. The value usually represents the size of the uppercase letters, with the exception of TrueType fonts.
For TrueType fonts, the value specified for text height might not represent the height of uppercase letters. The height specified represents the height of a capital letter plus an ascent area reserved for accent marks and other marks used in non-English languages. The relative portion of areas assigned to capital letters and ascent characters is determined by the font designer at the time the font is designed and, consequently, vary from font to font.

In addition to the height of a capital letter and the ascent area that comprise the height specified by the user, TrueType fonts have a descent area for portions of characters that extend below the baseline. Examples of such characters are y, j, p, g, and q.
If you specify a fixed height as part of a text style, AutoCAD bypasses the Height prompt when you create line text. When the height is set to 0 in the text style, AutoCAD prompts for the height each time you create line text. Set the value to 0 if you want to change the height as you create text.

To set text height in a text style

1 From the Format menu, choose Text Style.
2 In the Text Style dialog box, select a style from the Style Name list.
3 Under Font, enter the text height (in drawing units) in Height.
4 To update the selected style and the text using the selected style in the drawing, choose Apply.
5 Choose Close.

Command line STYLE or -STYLE


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