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Multiline Text

It is clear from the previous exercises that each line created using the Text command is a separate object. There is nothing to stop you from adding a series of line objects to create paragraphs of text. Problems arise, however, if lengthy sections of line text are edited; this can require reconstruction of many of the lines. If the text height in a drawing is changed, each individual object may have to be repositioned. Multiline text offers a better solution for entering extended passages of text.

Multiline text— or Mtext—was introduced as a new object in AutoCAD Release 13. Unlike line text, multiline text can store many lines of text as a single object. Detailed drawing labels, or Notes that accompany a drawing, frequently run to many lines of text, and Mtext provides a flexible and easy-to-use interface for entering blocks of text. It enables users to edit paragraph text more easily, and Mtext has more extensive formatting options than line text, although both types of text object share many of the same properties.


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