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AutoCAD® 2012 & AutoCAD LT® 2012 Bible by Ellen Finkelstein

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Chapter 13: Creating Text

In This Chapter

Creating and editing single-line text Creating text styles Working with multiline (paragraph) text, including annotative text Working with tables Linking to data and extracting object data Managing text to improve performance Using the FIND command Checking spelling

Every drawing includes text that labels or explains the objects in the drawing; this text is often called annotation. In each release, the capabilities of the text feature have improved so that you can now easily format and edit text to provide a professional appearance to your drawing. A wide range of font, alignment, and spacing options is available. You can also import text from a word processor. This chapter tells you all that you need to know about creating text in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Creating Single-Line Text

A great deal of text in a drawing consists of short labels or comments. Use single-line text when you want each line of text to be a separate object or when you're creating a small amount of text. Single-line text has fewer options than the multiline text that I explain later in this chapter, but it's easy to create and accurately place in a drawing.

9781118022214-ma046.tif It is very easy to create a single line of text by using the defaults, such as font and height. Choose Annotate tabText panelText drop-down listSingle Line. This starts the TEXT command.

Follow the prompts:

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