Editing Text

When preparing a job file for presentation, it is often convenient to copy a particular piece of text to several locations and then edit its content. In addition, you may find it necessary to enlarge or decrease some text or change its font style in order to make the drawing more readable. These functions are available from the Edit Text dialog box.

Note: Text contain within a drawing entity block may only be edited after the block is exploded.

What do you want to do?

Change or add words in a piece of existing text

  1. From the Modify menu select Drawing -Edit Text, or from the Drawing/Schedules Toolbar select image\drawing_entity_edit_text_button.jpg.
  2. Select the desired text.
  3. In the Edit Text dialog box, insert the cursor at the desired insertion point.
  4. To type over existing text, drag the cursor over the existing text and begin typing. The new text will replace the existing text.
  5. To enter new text, begin typing at the desired insertion point.
  6. To delete text, drag the cursor over the desired text and press the Delete key.
  7. You may use the standard Windows™ Cut (Ctrl+X), Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) shortcuts within this dialog box.
  8. Click Ok.

Change the text size of existing text

  1. From the Modify menu select Drawing -Edit Text, or from the Drawing/Schedules Toolbar select image\drawing_entity_edit_text_button.jpg.
  2. Select the desired text.
  3. Enter the desired numeric value in the Text Size box.
  4. Click Ok.

Change the style of existing text

  1. From the Modify menu select Draw -Edit Text, or from the Drawing/Schedules Toolbar select image\drawing_entity_edit_text_button.jpg.
  2. Select the desired text.
  3. Click the Change button to invoke the Font dialog box.
  4. Make the desired changes in the Font dialog box and click Ok.
  5. Click Ok.