Chapter 9. Creating Text

Even though AutoCAD is primarily a drawing program, you may find that you're actually adding more text than graphics to some of your drawings. In fact, annotation can often consume nearly half the time you spend on an AutoCAD drawing.

Fortunately, AutoCAD provides some familiar tools for creating and editing text. AutoCAD's Mtext command lets you place blocks of text in your drawing as short as a single sentence or as long as several paragraphs. Mtext also contains many familiar text-formatting tools, so if you've used a word processor, you should feel at home.

This chapter starts by showing you how to create new text and then discusses text formatting. You'll also learn how to use text styles and what to do when you need ...

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