Label-Template-Dialog-Box-dbConnect-Manager

Label Template Dialog Box (dbConnect Manager)

    Label Template Dialog Box (dbConnect Manager)

    Applies formatting to labels.

    Access Methods

    dbConnect Templates New Label Template (Select a link template in the Select a Database Object dialog
    box and choose Continue.)

    dbConnect Manager buttons Select a database table, link template, or label template and choose the New Label
    Template button. If a label template is selected, the program opens the Label Template
    dialog box without first displaying the New Label Template dialog box.

    Data View buttons Choose New Label Template from the Label Template list, and then choose either the
    Create Freestanding Label or the Create Attached Label button flyout. If there is
    no link template defined for the selected database table in the current drawing, the
    program displays the New Link Template dialog box.

    Right-click a link template or a database table in the dbConnect Manager and choose
    New Label Template

    Double-click a label template in the dbConnect Manager. This method opens the Label
    Template dialog box directly without first displaying the New Label Template dialog
    box.

    Before the Label Template dialog box opens, the New Label Template dialog box is
    displayed, in which you can name the label template.

    List of Options

    The following options are displayed.

    Character Tab

    Controls character formatting for text that is entered at the keyboard or imported.

    Font

    Specifies a font for new text or changes the font of selected text.

    Height

    Sets the character height in drawing units for new text or changes the height of selected
    text. The default value is based on the current text style. If the current text style
    has no fixed height, the text height is the value stored in the TEXTSIZE system variable.

    Bold

    Turns bold formatting on and off for new or selected text. This option is available
    only for characters using TrueType fonts.

    Italic

    Turns italic formatting on and off for new or selected text. This option is available
    only for characters using TrueType fonts.

    Underline

    Turns underlining on and off for new or selected text.

    Undo

    Undoes actions, including changes to either text content or text formatting. You can
    also use Ctrl+Z.

    Redo

    Redoes actions, including changes to either text content or text formatting. You can
    also use Ctrl+Y.

    Stack, Unstack

    Creates stacked text, for example, fractions, if the selected text contains stack
    characters. Also, unstacks text if stacked text is selected. When the stack characters,
    carat (^), forward slash (/), and pound sign (#), are used, the text to the left of
    the stack character is stacked on top of the text to the right.

    By default, text that contains a carat converts to left-justified tolerance values.
    Text that contains the forward slash converts to center-justified fractional numbers;
    the slash is converted to a horizontal bar the length of the longer text string. Text
    that contains the pound sign converts to a fraction separated by a diagonal bar the
    height of the two text strings. The characters above the diagonal fraction bar are
    bottom-right aligned; the characters beneath the diagonal bar are top-left aligned.

    Text Color

    Specifies a color for new text or changes the color of selected text.

    You can assign text the color associated with the layer it is on (ByLayer) or the color of the block it is contained in (ByBlock). You can also select one of the colors in the color list or click Other to open
    the Select Color dialog box.

    Symbol

    Inserts a symbol or a nonbreaking space at the cursor position. Symbols can also be
    inserted manually. See Symbols and Special Characters.

    Commonly used symbols are listed on the submenu. Click Other to display the Character
    Map dialog box, which contains the entire character set for each font available on
    your system. Select a character and click Select to place it in the Characters to
    Copy box. When you have selected all the characters that you want to use, click Copy
    and close the dialog box. In the Label Template dialog box, right-click and click
    Paste.

    You can use the euro symbol with SHX fonts and their TrueType equivalent fonts shipped
    with AutoCAD 2000 and later releases. If your keyboard does not contain a euro symbol,
    hold down the Alt key and enter 0128 on the numeric keypad.

    Symbols are not supported in vertical text.

    NOTE:In the dialog box, the diameter symbol is displayed as %%c, but it is displayed correctly in the label. The nonbreaking space is unavailable
    in double-byte operating systems.

    Properties Tab

    Controls properties that apply to the whole label template.

    Style

    Applies a text style to the label. The current style is saved in the TEXTSTYLE system
    variable. Character formatting for font, height, and bold or italic attributes is
    overridden if you apply a new style to an existing label template. Stacking, underlining,
    and color attributes are retained in characters to which a new style is applied.Styles
    that have backward or upside-down effects are not applied. If a style defined with
    a vertical effect is applied to an SHX font, the text is displayed horizontally in
    the Label Template dialog box.

    Justification

    Sets justification and alignment for the label. Top Left is the default setting. Spaces
    entered at the end of a line are included as part of the text and affect the justification
    of the line. Text is center-, left-, or right-justified with respect to the left and
    right text boundaries. Text is middle-, top-, or bottom-aligned with respect to the
    top and bottom text boundaries. See MTEXT Command Line for an illustration of the
    nine justification options.

    Width

    Sets a paragraph width for new or selected text. The No Wrap option produces a single
    line. The width of individual characters is not affected by this option.

    Rotation

    Sets the rotation angle for the label in the current unit of angle measurement (degrees,
    radians, or grads).

    Find/Replace Tab

    Searches for specified text strings in the label template and replaces them with
    new text.

    Find

    Defines the text string to search for.

    Find Button

    Starts a search for the text string in Find. To continue the search, click the Find
    button again.

    Replace With

    Defines the text string to replace the text in Find What.

    Replace Button

    Replaces the highlighted text with the text in Replace With.

    Match Case

    Finds text only if the case of all characters in the text string is identical to the
    case of the text in Find. When this option is cleared, a match is found for specified
    text strings regardless of case.

    Whole Word

    Matches the text in the Find box only if it is a single word. Text that is part of
    another word is ignored. When this option is cleared, a match is found for text strings,
    whether they are single words or parts of other words.

    Label Fields Tab

    Specifies which database table fields are displayed when you create labels based
    on this template.

    Field

    Displays a list of available fields from the current database table that you can include
    in your label. You may include any number of fields from the source table.

    Add

    Adds the selected field in the Field list to the label.

    Table

    Displays the name of the current database table.

    Label Offset Tab

    Defines X and Y coordinate offsets for the insertion point of both your label and, if it is an attached
    label, its associated leader object.

    Start

    Specifies the start point for the leader object. The point is defined with respect
    to the extents of the graphical object that the label is attached to. The Start option
    has no effect on freestanding labels, as they have no associated leader object.

    Leader Offset

    Specifies an X and Y offset for the multiline text object with respect to the associated leader object.
    By default, the X and Y Leader Offset options are set to 1, indicating that the label
    text is offset 1 unit in the X and Y planes from the tip of the leader object. The Leader Offset settings apply only to
    attached labels.

    Tip Offset

    Specifies the leader tip or label text offset values for attached and freestanding
    labels. For attached labels, the Tip Offset specifies the X and Y offset from the value specified in Start for the tip of the leader object. For freestanding
    labels, the Tip Offset specifies the X and Y offset from the insertion point you specified for the label.

    Learning AutoCad

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