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Text frame around mtext

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10-14-2010 01:02 PM

Am I missing it? Why can you make a text frame (that will follow the boundaries of the mtext box when edited) so easily around multileader text but the same option is not available for mtext?? I don't want TCIRCLE - that will not change with the text changing... ?

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Re: Text frame around mtext

10-18-2010 07:12 AM in reply to: jcole

not available with reg mtext.. weird eh?


I've been wanting that feature for mtext and attributes.. 

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Re: Text frame around mtext

10-19-2010 06:00 AM in reply to: TherealJD

There was some leader text object I picked up somewhere sometime, that had the rectangular frame around the text that would resize when the text changed. I was able to use it in a similar dashion by making the leader so short it couldn't be seen on the plot. sometimes it would act screwy but most times it did what you are looking for, so perhaps if you tried looking for leaders of a similar type?...

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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Re: Text frame around mtext

10-19-2010 08:20 AM in reply to: jcole

I achieve this by placing a table which is 1 cell only with a border.

However, it will resize the height automatically as you place text, but not the width.

Not sure I've ever seen anything else.



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Re: Text frame around mtext

10-20-2010 03:15 AM in reply to: Melnyk

As th OP pointed out the MLeader command handles this very well.


So just creat one then remove the actual leader part of the object.



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Re: Text frame around mtext

10-20-2010 04:57 AM in reply to: AlistairBean1906

Since I first posted, I did find that you can use multileader and delete the leaders, but I have one more question: is there any way to adjust the line surrounding the mtext so that it is not so close to the text?

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Re: Text frame around mtext

12-07-2010 09:39 AM in reply to: jcole

If you use a qleader and select the option in Settings to Frame text, then you can adjust the Text Offset in properties like this:



Bob Felton
Autodesk Product Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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