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mdilger
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Registered: ‎07-27-2005
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Convert Text to PLine

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03-16-2009 05:48 AM
Can someone let me know how to convert text (simplex) to a Poly Line. I know I have done it with previous versions of ACAD but it has been too long. Thanks.

Mark
*Nathan
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Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-16-2009 05:52 AM in reply to: mdilger

Express tools - explode text


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Can
someone let me know how to convert text (simplex) to a Poly Line. I know I
have done it with previous versions of ACAD but it has been too long. Thanks.
Mark
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mdilger
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-27-2005
Message 3 of 7 (592 Views)

Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-16-2009 06:10 AM in reply to: mdilger
Thanks Nathan.

Now the question is, how do I load Express Tools. I have searched through the AuotCAD held index and all I can find is that it needs to be loaded during instalation. I can't seem to find it through any menus or commands (EXPRESSTOOLS). Can I install express tools without reinstalling AutoCAD? Thanks Again.

Mark
*none
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Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-16-2009 06:54 AM in reply to: mdilger
mdilger@dittosales.com wrote:
> Thanks Nathan. Now the question is, how do I load Express Tools. I have
> searched through the AuotCAD held index and all I can find is that it
> needs to be loaded during instalation. I can't seem to find it through
> any menus or commands (EXPRESSTOOLS). Can I install express tools
> without reinstalling AutoCAD? Thanks Again. Mark
Got the dvd for autocad? You had the opportunity to install when you
installed autocad. Load dvd again.
*R.K. McSwain
Message 5 of 7 (592 Views)

Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-16-2009 05:57 PM in reply to: mdilger
mdilger@dittosales.com wrote:
> Thanks Nathan. Now the question is, how do I load Express Tools. I have
> searched through the AuotCAD held index and all I can find is that it
> needs to be loaded during instalation. I can't seem to find it through
> any menus or commands (EXPRESSTOOLS). Can I install express tools
> without reinstalling AutoCAD? Thanks Again. Mark

Are you sure it's not installed?
What happens if you type in EXPRESSTOOLS or EXPRESSMENU at the command line?

You can also use WMFOUT and WMFIN to "explode" text, no express tools
required.

--
R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*Nathan
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Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-17-2009 08:12 AM in reply to: mdilger
you gotta have the express tools anyway!!
if typing the below does nothing then it's not installed.
Load CD and go just tick the express tools - untick all else.
I'm sure googling will bring up a more detailed explanation if that don't
make sense.

"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
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mdilger@dittosales.com wrote:
> Thanks Nathan. Now the question is, how do I load Express Tools. I have
> searched through the AuotCAD held index and all I can find is that it
> needs to be loaded during instalation. I can't seem to find it through
> any menus or commands (EXPRESSTOOLS). Can I install express tools
> without reinstalling AutoCAD? Thanks Again. Mark

Are you sure it's not installed?
What happens if you type in EXPRESSTOOLS or EXPRESSMENU at the command line?

You can also use WMFOUT and WMFIN to "explode" text, no express tools
required.

--
R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com
*R.K. McSwain
Message 7 of 7 (592 Views)

Re: Convert Text to PLine

03-17-2009 11:17 AM in reply to: mdilger
Nathan wrote:
> you gotta have the express tools anyway!!

Uh, no you don't.
WMFOUT and WMFIN are native AutoCAD commands.

--
R.K. McSwain
http://cadpanacea.com

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