Text Editor Ribbon Contextual Tab
Creates or modifies multiline text objects.
List of Options
The following options are displayed.
|Style|| Applies a text style to the multiline text object. The Standard text style is active
by default .
|Annotative||Turns Annotative on or off for the current text object.|
|Text Height|| Sets the character height in drawing units for new text or changes the height of
selected text. If the current text style has no fixed height, the text height is the
value stored in the TEXTSIZE system variable. A multiline text object can contain
characters of various heights.
|Background Mask||Displays the Background Mask dialog box. (Not available for table cells.)|
|Match Text Formatting||Applies the formatting of selected text to target text.|
|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.
|Strikethrough||Turns strikethrough on and off for new or selected text.|
|Underline||Turns underlining on and off for new or selected text.|
|Overline||Turns overline on and off for new or selected text.|
|Stack|| 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.
|Superscript|| Turns selected text into superscript, slightly smaller text set above the line of
Turns selected superscript text to ordinary text.
|Subscript|| Turns selected text into subscript, slightly smaller text set below the line of type.
Turns selected subscript text to ordinary text.
|Change Case (drop-down)||Changes the selected text to uppercase or lowercase.|
|Font|| Specifies a font for new text or changes the font of selected text. TrueType fonts
are listed by font family name. AutoCAD compiled shape (SHX) fonts are listed by the
name of the file in which the fonts are stored. Custom fonts and third-party fonts
are displayed in the editor with Autodesk-supplied proxy fonts.
|Color||Specifies a color for new text or changes the color of selected text.|
|Clear Formatting (drop-down)|| Removes character formatting for selected characters, paragraph formatting for a
selected paragraph, or all formatting from a selected paragraph.
|Oblique Angle|| Determines the forward or backward slant of the text. The angle represents the offset
from 90 degrees. Entering a value between -85 and 85 makes the text oblique. A positive
obliquing angle slants text to the right. A negative obliquing angle slants text to
|Tracking|| Decreases or increases the space between the selected characters. The 1.0 setting
is normal spacing.
|Width Factor|| Widens or narrows the selected characters. The 1.0 setting represents the normal
width of the letter in this font.
|Text Justification|| Displays the text justification menu with nine alignment options available. Top Left
is the default.
|Bullets and Numbering|| Displays the bullet and numbering menu.
Displays options for creating lists. (Not available for table cells.) The list is
When you clear the check mark, any list formatting in the multiline text object is
|Line Spacing|| Displays suggested line spacing options or the Paragraph dialog box. Line spacing
is set in the current or selected paragraph.
The predefined options are:
|Left, Center, Right, Justified, and Distributed|| Sets the justification and alignment for the left, center, or right text boundaries
of the current or selected paragraph. Spaces entered at the end of a line are included
and affect the justification of a line.
|Paragraph||Displays the Paragraph dialog box.|
|Columns|| Displays the Column flyout, which provides three column options: No Columns, Static
Columns, and Dynamic columns.
|Symbol|| Inserts a symbol or a nonbreaking space at the cursor position. You can also insert
Commonly used symbols are listed on the submenu, along with their control code or
Symbols are not supported in vertical text.
|Field|| Displays the Field dialog box, where you can select a field to insert in the text.
When the dialog box closes, the current value of the field is displayed in the text.
Spell Check Panel
|Spell Check||Determines whether As-You-Type spell checking is turned on or off.|
|Edit Dictionaries||Displays the Dictionaries dialog box, where you can add or remove custom dictionaries
for use during spell check.
|Find and Replace||Displays the Find and Replace dialog box.|
|Import Text|| Displays the Select File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box). Select
any file that is in ASCII or RTF format. Imported text retains its original character
formatting and style properties, but you can edit and format the imported text in
the editor. After you select a text file to import, you can replace either selected
text or all text, or append the inserted text to text selected within the text boundary.
The file size for imported text is limited to 32 KB.
The editor automatically sets the text color to BYLAYER. When black characters are
NOTE: A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet imported into a drawing is truncated at 72 rows unless
the spreadsheet was created in Microsoft Office 2002 with Service Pack 2 installed.
The same limitation applies when the drawing that contains the OLE object is opened
on a system with an earlier version of Microsoft Office installed; the spreadsheet
Controls automatic correction for MTEXT and TEXT/DTEXT when CAPS LOCK is active. When
To change the case of selected text, use the Change Case drop-down button on the Formatting
|More||Displays a list of additional text options.|
Displays a ruler at the top of the editor. Drag the arrows at the end of the ruler
You can also select tabs from the ruler. Clicking the Tab Selection button changes
|Undo|| Undoes actions in the Text Editor ribbon contextual tab, including changes to either
text content or text formatting.
|Redo|| Redoes actions in the Text Editor ribbon contextual tab, including changes to either
text content or text formatting.
|Close Text Editor||Ends the MTEXT command and closes the Text Editor ribbon contextual tab.|
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