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Accelerating Zooms and Regens with Qtext

If vou need to edit a drawing that contains a lot of text, but you don’t need to edit the text, you can use the Qtext command to help accelerate redraws and regenerations when you are working on the drawing. Qtext turns lines of text into rectangular boxes,...

Substituting Fonts

There will be times when you want to change all the fonts in a drawing quickly. For instance, you may want to convert PostScript fonts into a simple Txt . shx font to help shorten redraw times while you are editing. Or you may need to convert the font of a drawing...

Adding Simple Text Objects

You may find that you are entering a lot of single words or simple labels that don’t require all the bells and whistles of the Multiline Text Editor. AutoCAD offers the single-line text object that is simpler to use and can speed text entry if you are only...

What Do the Fonts Look Like?

You’ve already seen a few of the fonts available in AutoCAD. Chances are, you are familiar with the TrueType fonts available in Windows. You have some additional AutoCAD fonts from which to choose. In fact, you may want to stick with the AutoCAD fonts for all...

Converting Text to Lowercase or Uppercase

If you find you need to change the case of existing text, you can do so with the Multiline Text Editor. Here are the steps. You don’t need to apply these steps to your drawing exercises. Choose Modify > Text or enter MT to start the editor. Highlight the text...