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Chapter 12. Annotating the Drawing > Creating Text Styles

Creating Text Styles

Throughout this chapter, you have encountered many references to text style: the ways in which style defines the appearance of text, and the ways in which the default settings may be modified. A text style stores settings for font, text height, and other special effects, such as backward text. Every text object you create is based on a text style, whichever one is current when the text object is created. This section reviews all of the elements and issues pertaining to text styles, with particular attention on the selection of fonts and whether it is best to create many fixed-height styles versus a single flexible height style for each font. Afterthese issues have been considered in some depth, you may try your hand at creating a text style or two and then look at the options available for transporting text styles between different drawings and different users.

AutoCAD Standard Fonts and TrueType Fonts

The most fundamental aspect ofa text style is the font (or typeface) that it uses. Two basic types of fonts are supplied with AutoCAD 2000: standard AutoCAD fonts and TrueType fonts.


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