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MTEXT Edit Select All Text

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07-14-2014 12:40 PM

I am curious if there is a way to have MTEXT editor automatically select all the text in the particular item. 


I am doing a lot of copy/paste/edit, and every time that I do an MTEXT edit, I first have to hit CTRL-A to select everything in the item.  Is there a command or variable that will automatically select all of the text when I double click the item, so I don't have to keep hitting CTRL-A?




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Re: MTEXT Edit Select All Text

07-14-2014 03:32 PM in reply to: dbinkney
I can get you started on a LISP expression.
Go into customization forum and ask how to take this and "Match String" or send to the clipboard...

(cdr (assoc 1 (entget (car (entsel "Select MText object: ")))))

Or a more expanded and somewhat foolproof method [one method]:

(if (setq d (entsel "Select MText object: "))
(if (= (cdr (assoc 0 (entget (car d)))) "MTEXT")
(setq d1 (cdr (assoc 1 (entget (car d)))))
(alert "Object selected not MText. ")
(alert "Nothing selected. ")

You did not mention if you are using LT?
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Re: MTEXT Edit Select All Text

07-15-2014 10:00 AM in reply to: scot-65
I'm using Civil 3D 2014 Infrastructure Design Suite Premium.

Thank you very much! I am going to enlist some help with getting the LISP entered, and will let you know if I have any problems.
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