Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 14, No. 19)18 May, 2009
This Week's Software Tips
Text Tips, Part 2! This week's edition brings the second installment of AutoCAD text tips from Tips & Tools Weekly readers.
Use Tool Palettes for Preset Text Styles
Edit Multiple Grips
Move Objects to Specific Coordinates
Orient Text for Improved Readability
And More Tips!
Text Color. For drawings that contain images, use a bold font and set the color to 255. This results in text that is legible over aerial photographs and other images.
Dtext Clarification. Last week we ran a small tip, Text Case Shortcut: “Select your text and press Ctrl+Shift+U to convert selected text to uppercase. Ctrl+Shift+L for lowercase. This works with dtext and mtext.”
Reader Kent Elrod sent a clarification: "There is no entity in AutoCAD called dtext -- it is either mtext or it is text. Dtext ... is now aliased to start the Text command."
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Opportunities & Honors
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Books & Training
Lattice Technology Publishes Lean Manufacturing E-Book
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Autodesk Imagine Virtual Event
Sneak Peak: QuadriSpace 2009
Webinar: Managing Digital Images
Anark Adobe Webinar: Create, Author, Publish, and Consume
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