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da.chisel
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Text auto-rotate problem

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05-19-2011 06:51 AM

Hi,

 

I am having a problem with inserting/editing text in simple 2D cad drawings :

When I click on MTEXT, my cursor changes to the usual text box insertion icon, but the text appears vertical (as if rotated 90º). And entering text (no matter how big or small the MTEXT box is) the text also appears vertical.

 

When I try to edit text from older drawings (done prior to having this problem), the same problem occurs : The text changes orientation and goes vertical.

 

I have to manually rotate the text back to the horizontal position every time, and it is annoying.

 

This is a problem that started occuring in the past week (no changes that I know of were made to autocad settings).

 

Help please!

 

Never use the @Arial...  Use the Arial instead.

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Patchy
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

05-19-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: da.chisel

Attach your drawing here, let's take a look.

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da.chisel
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

05-19-2011 07:23 AM in reply to: Patchy

Here it is..

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Patchy
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

05-19-2011 07:33 AM in reply to: da.chisel

Never use the @Arial...  Use the Arial instead.

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da.chisel
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

05-19-2011 07:51 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thank you :smileyhappy: This solved my issue.

 

 

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daffouk
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

02-20-2012 06:49 AM in reply to: da.chisel

Thanks for this answer, it solved my rotating text problem too

 

Dave

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heinsite
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

02-25-2012 03:28 PM in reply to: Patchy

>... Never use the @Arial... ...<

 

... Unless you specifically *want* your text rotated 270 degrees that is.  And sometimes you just might.

 

All of the "@" fonts will do this btw.  Not just @Arial.

 

Dave

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JGerth
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

03-02-2012 12:24 PM in reply to: heinsite

begs the question....what are the @something fonts?  I _only_ see them in Acad, never observed them in any other application.  and they seem to proliferate...

 

 

 

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TIMVETTER
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Re: Text auto-rotate problem

10-28-2013 05:09 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thank you! I can now sleep better at night.

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