I have always struggled with AutoCAD's text masking. I love the masking ability which makes drawings that are clean looking and easier to read. My issue is with the way the mask border is created. The mask creates a rectangular border that does not "shrink wrap" around the text. This can lead to masking more text than originally intended.
I am looking for a quick and easy way to wrap the mask around text. Right now the only way to accomplish the desired result is to explode the text into single lines and then mask each individual line. This creates issues with leaders and is a more time consuming process.
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated!
The problem is that you're using Mtext. You won't have that problem with Dtext. See the attached - Mtext at the top and Dtext at the bottom.
wengle - thanks for the response.
"DTEXT" seems to create individual lines of TEXT. I still have to convert them to MTEXT to utilize masking and they cannot be grouped and attached to leaders (which is my ultimate goal). I was hoping for a solution that uses MTEXT, which can be attached to leaders.
The size of the text mask is the same as the size of the text box. Make the text box smaller and the mask will be made smaller as well. If you double click on the arrow at the end of the WYSIWYG MTEXT editor, the text box will automagically shrink to fit the text.
If this is still to big you can change the size of the 'Padding' in the back ground Mask Dialogue
Paul. Saw what you wrote, It doesn't seem to 'shrink wrap' only make a smaller text box around the whole mtext entity. Any way to just mask the text within the frame and not the text frame itself?
I guess I want a little more intelligance from the masking feature.
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