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*Audette, Ryder
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Exploding Text in LT

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05-29-2001 11:13 PM
Does LT 2000/2000i have a tool to be able to explode regular text (not
mtext). ACAD 2000 has the express tools that accomplish this and I was
wondering if LT did too, or if anyone knows about a plug in for it.
Thanks.
*Saadallah, Dean
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Re: Exploding Text in LT

05-30-2001 12:38 AM in reply to: *Audette, Ryder
No such tool in LT, and no such plug-in.

You can however do it the long way: set up an HPGL plotter
(PLOTTERMANAGER>HP>7475), plot the text to file. Then get one of the free
HPGL2DXF programs out there and bring it back in:

http://www.guthcad.com.au/free_cad.htm



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"Ryder Audette" wrote in message
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> Does LT 2000/2000i have a tool to be able to explode regular text (not
> mtext). ACAD 2000 has the express tools that accomplish this and I was
> wondering if LT did too, or if anyone knows about a plug in for it.
> Thanks.
>
*Klasson, Conny
Message 3 of 6 (134 Views)

Re: Exploding Text in LT

05-30-2001 06:45 AM in reply to: *Audette, Ryder
Try this trick:
Save the text as WMF, type WMFOUT at the command line.
Then simply bring it back with WMFIN.
Now the text can be exploded into single letters.
And thats not enough, you can explode the letters as well.

Works only on shx text, not true type text :smileysurprised:(

Conny

Ryder Audette wrote:
>
> Does LT 2000/2000i have a tool to be able to explode regular text (not
> mtext). ACAD 2000 has the express tools that accomplish this and I was
> wondering if LT did too, or if anyone knows about a plug in for it.
> Thanks.
*White, Ian A.
Message 4 of 6 (134 Views)

Re: Exploding Text in LT

05-30-2001 06:51 AM in reply to: *Audette, Ryder
On Wed, 30 May 2001 07:13:49 -0700, Ryder Audette
wrote:

>Does LT 2000/2000i have a tool to be able to explode regular text (not
>mtext). ACAD 2000 has the express tools that accomplish this and I was
>wondering if LT did too, or if anyone knows about a plug in for it.

Do a WMFOUT of the text, then a WMFIN of the file created. Explode
the WMF block and rescale it.

Regards,

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WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
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Home Page: www.wai.com.au
*White, Ian A.
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05-30-2001 08:59 PM in reply to: *Audette, Ryder
On Wed, 30 May 2001 14:45:59 -0700, Conny Klasson
wrote:

>Try this trick:
>Save the text as WMF, type WMFOUT at the command line.
>Then simply bring it back with WMFIN.
>Now the text can be exploded into single letters.
>And thats not enough, you can explode the letters as well.
>
>Works only on shx text, not true type text :smileysurprised:(

It should work on TTFs as well. I have done it many times. It is
very useful when developing logos etc. for title blocks.

Regards,

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Ian A. White, CPEng
WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
Fax: +61 2 9622 0450
Home Page: www.wai.com.au
*Yoder, S.
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05-30-2001 11:09 PM in reply to: *Audette, Ryder
Conny Klasson wrote in <3B156A16.F6C00D3F@bigfoot.com>:

>Try this trick:
>Save the text as WMF, type WMFOUT at the command line.
>Then simply bring it back with WMFIN.
>Now the text can be exploded into single letters.
>And thats not enough, you can explode the letters as well.
>
>Works only on shx text, not true type text :smileysurprised:(

It will work with TT if the width is other than exactly 1. It can be
1.00001 or 0.999999, just not 1.

Enjoy,
Stef
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