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How to Enter Fields in AutoCAD Drawings - making fields representing block name, area of object, date, time, Jaiprakash Pandey, Source CAD, July 12, 2015

Update: Convert Text to Mtext and Back - invoke TXT2MTXT express tools command to convert single-line text to Mtext, select text objects first to execute command without further input, apply copy, paste technique to convert Mtext to single-line text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 19, 2015

How to Remove Non-Standard Text Styles with the AutoCAD Standards Manager - click on manage tab to navigate to CAD standards panel, configure standards manager to check for fonts, compare template to one received from client, check standards to fix text styles, Sam Lucido, CAD Setter Out, June 2015

AutoCAD Text Tips - edit multiple MTEXT strings, change justification of DTEXT, MTEXT, access context menu, left-click on AutoCAPS to set texts in uppercase, Scott Wilcox, Frozen Layers, May 29, 2015

Text Tips for AutoCAD 2015 - improved mtext editor is transparent, comes with easy-to-use resizers, turn on auto bullets, numbering to activate new features, avail TextAlign command to line up single or multiline text objects, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Nov 13, 2014

Changing the Case of Date Fields - suffix code '%tc1' to change field expression in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 11, 2013

Which One Should I Use? Multiline Text Or Single Line Text? -  MTEXT allows creation of textbox, DTEXT in AutoCAD allows quick text annotation, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 10, 2011

Create a Dynamic Line Label Using Only AutoCAD -  using Civil 3D labels difficult, using MTEXT, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Sep 20, 2010

How Come Text Looks So Good in AutoCAD? - line weights, using anti-aliasing to smooth out edges of text, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 16, 2010

Creating an AutoCAD MText Object Containing Different Colors Using .NET - COLTXT command, creating MText entity, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jun 7, 2010

Create Text in Columns - using MTEXT command to create column text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 4, 2010

Text Style Settings - exploring text style editing window in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 17, 2010

Hip Tip: Changing Text Width - selecting DTEXT object, accessing properties window, changing width factor to 0.8, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 28, 2010

Does Your AutoCAD Text Look Weird? - selecting AutoCAD text object, checking elevation, Indydrafter, Aug 11, 2010

Specifying and Changing Line Spacing - using MTEXT command for setting line spacing for multiline text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Aug 13, 2009

Change Text Case - in AutoCAD, Paula Jones, Cadalyst, Mar 8, 2009

MTEXTt Justification in Older Versions - saving AutoCAD 2008/09 files as 2007 to overcome justification problem, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2009

More Tips for Handling Text - video shows dynamic columns, spell check features for MS Word document file using AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 13, 2008

Text Style Settings - using STYLE command in AutoCAD to access and explore text style editing window, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 22, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 Find Changes - view also rotates when text is searched, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Aug 19, 2008

Convert Text to Mtext and Vice Versa - using express tools command TXT2MTXT for converting text to Mtext in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Apr 21, 2008

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Realigning the MTEXT Grips to Exactly Match the Text - using MTEXT editor, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 7, 2008

Mailbag - How Can I Align Text When Creating a New Text Object in AutoCAD? - using object snap tracking or point filters to align text vertically, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, August 6, 2006

Automating Textual Data Using Fields! - using Fields to create a plot stamp, display information for a selected object, automate the data in sheet sets in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, March 24, 2006

How Things Stack Up - exploring AutoStack properties in AutoCAD, Chris Lindner, AUGI, November 2005 (may require free registration)

Fields - creating Dynamic Fields in AutoCAD and using them in dimensions, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 17, 2005

AutoCAD Fields Tip - use command 'DDEDIT' to copy fields to other Attribute objects, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, October 10, 2005

Playing the Fields - setting up fields and using them to automate items in a drawing in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 15, 2005

Having a Field Day - AutoCAD fields can function as text objects that update automatically, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Management, August 15, 2005

Tackling Text in AutoCAD 2006 - additions of new MText and DText options to MText command make drawings more easier, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst AEC, July 15, 2005

Mtext Editor - to return to the old Mtext editor type MTEXTED, then OldEditor, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 16, 2005

Mtext Map File - if a different font shows up in AutoCAD's Mtext editor, you may need to map it, ARCHIdigm, May 17, 2005

Doing Text in Style - basics of AutoCAD text styles and a few tips, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Management, April 15, 2005

Excerpt from AutoCAD 2006 Fundamentals  - aligning and justifying text, Elise Moss, Moss Designs, March 27, 2005 (pdf)

Basic AutoCAD - Using Text - how to create and edit notes and labels in your drawings, Autocad Central, August 4, 2003

Text: from Tedious to Terrific (About Darn Time!) - tips on using the newly enhanced mtext command in AutoCAD 2004, which makes annotating drawings much easier, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, June 2003

AutoCAD: The Redesigned MText Editor in AutoCAD 2004 - explores the new features of the tool for creating multiline (paragraph length) text, Ellen Finkelstein, Autodesk.com, May 15, 2003

AutoCAD - Frustrating Dimension Text - streaming video tip shows how to update associative dimension text, Avatech Solutions, September 23, 2002

Words, Words, Words - text commands in AutoCAD 2000, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, June 2000

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