How Do You Create Text Styles in AutoCAD?

Creating Text Styles in AutoCAD

In AutoCAD, text styles are used to control the appearance of text objects. By creating and using text styles, you can ensure consistency in the formatting of your drawings. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of creating text styles in AutoCAD.

Step 1: Accessing Text Style Manager

To create or modify text styles, you need to access the Text Style Manager. You can do this by typing “STYLE” in the command line or by navigating to the “Annotate” tab and selecting “Text Style” from the “Text” panel.

Step 2: Creating a New Text Style

Once you have opened the Text Style Manager, click on the “New” button to create a new text style. A dialog box will appear where you can define various properties for your text style.


The font property determines the typeface of your text. You can choose from a list of available fonts or use a custom font if it is installed on your system. Select a font that suits your design requirements.


The height property sets the size of your text. You can specify an explicit height or use a relative height based on the drawing units. Considerations such as legibility and scale should be taken into account when choosing an appropriate height.

Width Factor

The width factor property determines how wide or narrow each character appears. Adjusting this value can help you achieve desired proportions for your text.

Oblique Angle

The oblique angle property allows you to slant your text at a specific angle. This is useful when you want to emphasize certain words or create visual interest in your drawings.

Step 3: Modifying an Existing Text Style

If you want to modify an existing text style, select it from the list in the Text Style Manager and click on the “Modify” button. The same dialog box will appear, allowing you to change the properties as desired.

Step 4: Applying Text Styles

Once you have created or modified your text styles, you can apply them to text objects in your drawing. To do this, select the text object and then choose the desired text style from the Properties palette or right-click menu.

Step 5: Managing Text Styles

To manage your text styles, return to the Text Style Manager. Here, you can rename, delete, or make a text style current. The current text style is applied to any new text objects you create.


Text styles are an essential tool for controlling the appearance of text in AutoCAD. By creating and using consistent text styles, you can enhance readability and maintain visual consistency throughout your drawings. Remember to experiment with different font types, sizes, and other properties to achieve the desired look for your designs.

  • Step 1: Accessing Text Style Manager
  • Step 2: Creating a New Text Style
  • Step 3: Modifying an Existing Text Style
  • Step 4: Applying Text Styles
  • Step 5: Managing Text Styles

Create professional-looking drawings by mastering text styles in AutoCAD today!