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*Thomas Glidewell
Post 1 of 22

Multileader text frames

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11-09-2007 10:38 AM
I was wondering where to set the gap distance for the multileader text frame
spacing. Any clues???
Thanks
AutoCAD 2008 all sp's
*Larry Bettes
Post 2 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-09-2007 11:09 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
I had a coworker ask about this the other day... I was not able to find any
setting for it. So, if anyone knows of a setting, I would also like to
know. TIA.

--
Larry Bettes
ACA (ADT), C3D (& LDT/CD)
(06, 07, & 08 with all SPs installed)
P4 - Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 3.00 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6800 GS AGP - 256 MB
Windows XP Pro, SP 2
*Gordon Stephens
Post 3 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-11-2007 04:14 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Start the MTEXT command, and place the bounding rectangle. Once the MTEXT entry dialog box appears - look for the small
down arrow in a circle to the top right - click this and a kind of right click drop-down context menu appears. You will
find options here for the 'background mask' - once you select the tick box 'Use background mask' it then offers a border
offset factor and fill colour that you can change to suit your needs.
--
Gordon

"Thomas Glidewell" wrote in message news:5774141@discussion.autodesk.com...
I was wondering where to set the gap distance for the multileader text frame
spacing. Any clues???
Thanks
AutoCAD 2008 all sp's
*Larry Bettes
Post 4 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-12-2007 08:38 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Gordon,

You can also RC in the mtext editor window and choose "Background mask..."
and you can use properties to set background mask. However, if you were to
have tested this, you would have found that this setting has no effect on
the Multileader frame text option that Thomas was asking about in the OP.
Thanks for trying though!

--
Larry Bettes
ACA (ADT), C3D (& LDT/CD)
(06, 07, & 08 with all SPs installed)
P4 - Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 3.00 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6800 GS AGP - 256 MB
Windows XP Pro, SP 2


"Gordon Stephens" wrote in message
news:5774687@discussion.autodesk.com...
Start the MTEXT command, and place the bounding rectangle. Once the MTEXT
entry dialog box appears - look for the small
down arrow in a circle to the top right - click this and a kind of right
click drop-down context menu appears. You will
find options here for the 'background mask' - once you select the tick box
'Use background mask' it then offers a border
offset factor and fill colour that you can change to suit your needs.
--
Gordon

"Thomas Glidewell" wrote in message
news:5774141@discussion.autodesk.com...
I was wondering where to set the gap distance for the multileader text frame
spacing. Any clues???
Thanks
AutoCAD 2008 all sp's
*Gordon Stephens
Post 5 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 01:03 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Oops, silly me - oh well, one more instance of failing to read the OP's words fully and with focussed attention! I'll go
stand in the corner now!
--
Gordon.


"Larry Bettes" wrote in message news:5775271@discussion.autodesk.com...
Gordon,

You can also RC in the mtext editor window and choose "Background mask..."
and you can use properties to set background mask. However, if you were to
have tested this, you would have found that this setting has no effect on
the Multileader frame text option that Thomas was asking about in the OP.
Thanks for trying though!

--
Larry Bettes
ACA (ADT), C3D (& LDT/CD)
(06, 07, & 08 with all SPs installed)
P4 - Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 3.00 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6800 GS AGP - 256 MB
Windows XP Pro, SP 2
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Post 6 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 02:51 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Hi,
That's strange, the procedure described by Gordon seems to work for me. I can increase and decrease the gap around the background mask of mtext without a problem. (also around multileader mtext).
I'm assuming that when you say 'frrame' you mean the background mask?

Zantis
*Gordon Stephens
Post 7 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 05:10 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Well, that is a relief, someone who got a result out of my posting, lol. Glad it worked for you, Zantis.
--
Gordon


wrote in message news:5775954@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,
That's strange, the procedure described by Gordon seems to work for me. I can increase and decrease the gap around the
background mask of mtext without a problem. (also around multileader mtext).
I'm assuming that when you say 'frrame' you mean the background mask?

Zantis
*Gordon Stephens
Post 8 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 05:18 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
I took the time to check out the Multiline-leader background mask settings, (though I never use them myself) having
assumed that the post by Larry Bettes was correct and *he* had tested, only to discover that you are right Zantis, the
same procedure does work for this form of text too. I even tried his right-click in the editor and found the same option
and dialog box, so I have no idea if he is looking at something entirely different from us.
--
Gordon


wrote in message news:5775954@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,
That's strange, the procedure described by Gordon seems to work for me. I can increase and decrease the gap around the
background mask of mtext without a problem. (also around multileader mtext).
I'm assuming that when you say 'frrame' you mean the background mask?

Zantis
*Gordon Stephens
Post 9 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 05:23 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Ah, yes - it is a frame around the text - it seems to hug the text quite snugly and so is not terribly attractive - I
missed that before, so I'm back in the corner!
--
Gordon


wrote in message news:5775954@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,
That's strange, the procedure described by Gordon seems to work for me. I can increase and decrease the gap around the
background mask of mtext without a problem. (also around multileader mtext).
I'm assuming that when you say 'frrame' you mean the background mask?

Zantis
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Registered: ‎10-20-2005
Post 10 of 22

Re: Multileader text frames

11-13-2007 07:50 AM in reply to: *Thomas Glidewell
Hi,
I'm missing something. What 'frame' are you referring to?

Zantis
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