How Do I Convert Text to Mtext in AutoCAD?

In AutoCAD, you can convert individual lines of text to a single multiline text (Mtext) object. This can be useful when you have multiple lines of text that you want to manage as a single entity. Converting text to Mtext can help streamline your workflow and make editing and formatting text easier.

Converting Text to Mtext in AutoCAD

To convert individual lines of text to Mtext in AutoCAD, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text: Use the PICKFIRST system variable or activate the Select Objects tool and select the individual lines of text that you want to convert.
  2. Access the Modify Text menu: Right-click on the selected text, and from the contextual menu, choose Convert to Mtext. Alternatively, you can use the command line and type in “MT” followed by pressing Enter.
  3. Edit the Mtext properties: After converting the selected lines of text to Mtext, a dialog box will appear where you can edit various properties of the Mtext object.

    You can change the font, height, width factor, style, and much more. Make any necessary adjustments and click on “OK” when finished.

Your selected lines of text will now be converted into a single Mtext object with all the specified formatting applied. You can further edit this Mtext object as needed by double-clicking on it or using various editing commands available for working with Mtext.

Tips for Working with Mtext in AutoCAD

Here are some additional tips for working with Mtext in AutoCAD:

  • Merging Mtext: If you have multiple Mtext objects and you want to merge them into a single Mtext object, use the Combine Text tool from the contextual menu or type “CT” followed by pressing Enter in the command line.
  • Formatting Mtext: To apply formatting to specific parts of your Mtext, use the Multiline Text Editor. This editor allows you to change the font, style, size, alignment, spacing, and more for individual characters or selected portions of your Mtext.
  • Converting Mtext to Text: If you need to convert an Mtext object back into individual lines of text, use the Explode Text tool from the contextual menu or type “EXPLODE” followed by pressing Enter in the command line. Keep in mind that this will remove all formatting applied to the original Mtext.

By converting text to Mtext in AutoCAD, you can efficiently manage and format multiple lines of text as a single object. This can save you time and effort when editing and working with text in your AutoCAD drawings.

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    I hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to convert text to Mtext in AutoCAD. Happy designing!