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buckeyestark
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Registered: ‎06-21-2012
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Text background color

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01-30-2013 12:08 PM

Would like to put a gray (or other color) background on some text.  Drawing contains some reference numbers to others drawings that may change and would like to be able to spot them more readily by scanning for color.  Do not want to mask, just a different color.  Thought this would be in mtext drop down but don't see it.  Appreciate the help.

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GrantsPirate
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Re: Text background color

01-30-2013 12:10 PM in reply to: buckeyestark

Right click while editing the mtext or if using ribbon it will show in contextual tab.

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buckeyestark
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Re: Text background color

01-31-2013 10:51 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate
Is this referring to masking? When right clicking (Autocad classic) what line do I use beside the masking? Paul Meadows Project Designer EPIC Engineering Group 1531 Boettler Road Suite B Green, OH 44685 Office: 330-899-4955 Cell: 330-949-3849
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sthompson1021
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Re: Text background color

01-31-2013 11:31 AM in reply to: buckeyestark

Hi,

  Not sure if there's a way to do it without using a background mask. If you had these entries on there own layer, you could use transparency, or maybe just highlight and send to back.

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buckeyestark
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Re: Text background color

01-31-2013 01:13 PM in reply to: sthompson1021
Thank you. I was thinking along those lines also, but you confirmed there are limited options. Paul Meadows Project Designer EPIC Engineering Group 1531 Boettler Road Suite B Green, OH 44685 Office: 330-899-4955 Cell: 330-949-3849
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sthompson1021
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Re: Text background color

01-31-2013 01:31 PM in reply to: buckeyestark

The only problem with this workaround is the text gets lighter too. It would be nice if there was a way to control the transparency of the mask seperate from the text. Maybe someone here has an idea how to do that.

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