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Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD

22 Jan, 2018 By: Lynn Allen


Let’s face it — we still have plenty of AutoCAD drawings with SHX fonts in them! Adobe PDF files aren’t quite sure what to make of SHX text; consequently, they don’t save the info needed to convert back to MTEXT when re-inserted into AutoCAD. What does that mean to you? That means your SHX text ends up being a plethora of polylines! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to convert those polylines back into MTEXT so you can modify your text to your heart’s content!


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