AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 Archive

AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 Archive

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*Prentice, Ken
Message 1 of 6 (75 Views)

Max text length

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01-17-2002 05:56 AM
In some of our AutoCad R14 drawing files, we have text strings over 256
characters. In AutoCad 2000 we can't edit those strings exceeding 256
characters.

Does anybody know how to increase the 256 maximum characters in a single
text string ? Is there a system variable for this ?
*Dotson, Terry W.
Message 2 of 6 (75 Views)

Re: Max text length

01-17-2002 08:49 AM in reply to: *Prentice, Ken
Ken Prentice wrote:

> In some of our AutoCad R14 drawing files, we have text strings over 256
> characters. In AutoCad 2000 we can't edit those strings exceeding 256
> characters.

I was able to duplicate your problem in DDEDIT in 2002. It appears an
Autodesk programmer applied a limit to that edit dialog that shouldn't
apply to TEXT objects.

As a workaround, you can use the PROPS dialog and select the text.
Although the editor is somewhat less appealing, it will accept long
strings. I believe the limits is 2048 characters.

Of course there are other text editing tools out there and a custom
routine could be created.

Terry
*baker, jon
Message 3 of 6 (75 Views)

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01-18-2002 12:28 AM in reply to: *Prentice, Ken
will AutoDesk create a service pack and include this problem in it?

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"Terry W. Dotson" wrote in message
news:3C47712D.825D67A0@dotsoft.com...
> Ken Prentice wrote:
>
> > In some of our AutoCad R14 drawing files, we have text strings over 256
> > characters. In AutoCad 2000 we can't edit those strings exceeding 256
> > characters.
>
> I was able to duplicate your problem in DDEDIT in 2002. It appears an
> Autodesk programmer applied a limit to that edit dialog that shouldn't
> apply to TEXT objects.
>
> As a workaround, you can use the PROPS dialog and select the text.
> Although the editor is somewhat less appealing, it will accept long
> strings. I believe the limits is 2048 characters.
>
> Of course there are other text editing tools out there and a custom
> routine could be created.
>
> Terry
*Dotson, Terry W.
Message 4 of 6 (75 Views)

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01-18-2002 04:25 AM in reply to: *Prentice, Ken
jon baker wrote:

> will AutoDesk create a service pack and include this problem in it?

Yeah sure Jon, expect it soon. :-)

Terry
*baker, jon
Message 5 of 6 (75 Views)

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01-20-2002 10:30 PM in reply to: *Prentice, Ken
lol.. how much will the patch (or A2k3) cost?? lol..

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A2Ki, LDD2i, Win2K
Remove NO SPAM from my email address to email

Jonathan J. Baker
MMC Engineers
Aurora, Colorado
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"Terry W. Dotson" wrote in message
news:3C4884A6.1D8935CF@dotsoft.com...
> jon baker wrote:
>
> > will AutoDesk create a service pack and include this problem in it?
>
> Yeah sure Jon, expect it soon. :-)
>
> Terry
*Dotson, Terry W.
Message 6 of 6 (75 Views)

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01-20-2002 11:22 PM in reply to: *Prentice, Ken
jon baker wrote:

> lol.. how much will the patch (or A2k3) cost?? lol..

I believe most patches only come in the form of a new release ($$$)
these days.

Terry
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