Drawing Paragraphs of Text with MTEXT

Whereas the DTEXT command can be used to draw multiple lines of text, each line is drawn as a separate object. Sometimes you will want to draw multiple lines of text as a single unit, such as a paragraph of text. At such times, you can use the MTEXT command, which you issue by choosing Multiline Text from the Draw toolbar or from the Text submenu of the Draw pull-down menu.

After you issue the MTEXT command, you are prompted to select the first corner point of a window. This window is used to determine the direction in which the mtext object is drawn. When the window is dragged to the right, the mtext object is drawn to the right; when the window is dragged to the left, the mtext object is drawn to the left. ...

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