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AutoCAD LT 2012 Multiline Attribute - mtext grips

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05-02-2012 10:08 AM

I've posted about this before and I've come back to it, and this time with an example drawing attached.


When I select a block that contains a multiline attribute my AutoCAD does not display the corner grips of the attribute if its location is "locked" in the block.  Is there a setting I can change to show grips in 2012?  Apparently a co-worker of mine that uses 2011 has grips when selecting the block.


If I unlock the location I have grips (not the same ones I am used to seeing from mtext though) but I do not want the attribute location unlocked


I was understanding that the multiline attribute was simply an attribute containing an mtext.  Am I mistaken?


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Re: AutoCAD LT 2012 Multiline Attribute - mtext grips

05-02-2012 07:04 PM in reply to: Fabulous1

so was your colleague accessing the same block too?

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Re: AutoCAD LT 2012 Multiline Attribute - mtext grips

05-03-2012 06:08 AM in reply to: Fabulous1

Yes my colleague was accessing the same block, however I was incorrect, he was never able to access the grips of the mtext attribute without using the attribute editor.  It was a mistake on his part explaining things to me.


So it appears that AutoCAD LT is not written to allow what it is that I am talking about . . . at least not in its "un-customized" default state when it is installed.  Does anyone have a way to make work this work though?  A macro, or customizing a diesel expression somewhere?  I am open to learning how to do that kind of thing


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