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Mtext Width

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04-22-2009 07:34 AM
I was wondering if this is a oddity on my end here or what... In 2010, my mtext width settings is grayed out and no longer can i type in a number and set it with the return key.

If this is by design, i'm saddened. I used to select multiple pieces of text and reset their width back to 0 using this method.

Anyone else notice this?

Thanks,
David.
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Re: Mtext Width

04-22-2009 07:37 AM in reply to: David_Knight
ugh, furthermore i need to adjust each piece of text to get the background mask to be the correct size now. no more width = 0 and it does what its supposed to...

Man i hope this is an oddity on my end... Hoping for a confirm / deny from someone else :smileysad:
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Re: Mtext Width

04-22-2009 09:21 AM in reply to: David_Knight


It looks like it has to do with column settings. I am not sure how to globally change the setting but you can change it on selected text.

Two lines below the Define Width row is the Columns settings, change them to none and the width will be adjustable again.

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Re: Mtext Width

04-22-2009 09:34 AM in reply to: David_Knight
ugh! that's terrible.

i don't see where i can set it defaulted to no columns. have you seen a spot with this setting yet?

i inserted a piece, at the command prompt entered no columns, and on the next insertion of mtext, it set it up with a column anyway.

-.-

anyone know how to set it to no columns by default?

Re: Mtext Width

04-22-2009 11:05 AM in reply to: David_Knight
Check out the MTEXTCOLUMN system variable in help. If it's set to 0, then
there are no columns.
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Re: Mtext Width

04-22-2009 11:09 AM in reply to: David_Knight
oooh sweet.

thank you so much!
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