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Cannot format text - ribbon disabled

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01-31-2013 01:10 AM



I got a large numeber of drawings where text is almost uneditable - probably because it is made in an earlier AutoCAd version. I can double click and replace text but not edit/format it - the whole ribbon is inaaccessible (an "access denied sign shows when I hover/click over ribbon area". If I copy and paste the text, it is suddenly possible to edit, format and do whatever I want. trouble is that there is A LOT of text and it would take ages to do it manually. 


The text is displayed wrongly, as show on the attached figure. I want to be able to use nordic letters å,ø,æ and be able to change size, font and so. On the attached figure "Måler" is displayed as "Moler". Is there a way to convert all the text so it is formatable?


Thanks in advance

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Re: Cannot format text - ribbon disabled

01-31-2013 01:23 AM in reply to: yamataj



When you select ONE of this strange Text, are they : Text or MText ou Attribute ?


Bye, Patrice


Bye, Pat

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Re: Cannot format text - ribbon disabled

01-31-2013 02:08 AM in reply to: braudpat

Where can I see it?.


I am not sure if it helps but It says DDEDIT down in the command window when I select text I want to format.


I have, however, found a partial solution:


- Select all text fields

- Right click propreties

- Scroll down to text 

- Change style from what it says (mine says ISO) to something else. ÅØÆ are now displayed correctly.

- One can also change height in the same window


But as to why my ribbon gets disabled or why text editor is not showing I still have no clue. :/


I hope you have an answer for that.

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