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*Errett, Jeffrey
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missing mtext dialog box

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12-20-2000 03:06 AM
When I use the mtext command and specify the box for mtext, the command
ends without pulling up the editor or allowing me to enter any text.
Similarly, when I use the edit text command and selecet a text object,
the command ends w/o pulling up the editor. PLease let me know what
nifty system variable controls this. Thnaks
*Support, Autodesk
Message 2 of 5 (1,244 Views)

Re: missing mtext dialog box

12-21-2000 02:27 AM in reply to: *Errett, Jeffrey
Jeffrey,

there are actually 2 different variables to check as a start. One id the
CMDDIA this should be set to a value of 1. Also check the FILEDIA and make
sure it is set to 1. Hope this helps.

Jeffrey Errett wrote:

> When I use the mtext command and specify the box for mtext, the command
> ends without pulling up the editor or allowing me to enter any text.
> Similarly, when I use the edit text command and selecet a text object,
> the command ends w/o pulling up the editor. PLease let me know what
> nifty system variable controls this. Thnaks
*Support, Autodesk Product
Message 3 of 5 (1,244 Views)

Re: missing mtext dialog box

12-21-2000 07:01 AM in reply to: *Errett, Jeffrey
Hello Jeffrey,

Adding to what Joe has offered, you may also want to enter the command
variable "mtexted". This variable allows you to choose what text editor you
would like to use. The default setting is "internal" which causes Autocad
to use it's built in text editor.

Best,

Jeffrey Errett wrote:

> When I use the mtext command and specify the box for mtext, the command
> ends without pulling up the editor or allowing me to enter any text.
> Similarly, when I use the edit text command and selecet a text object,
> the command ends w/o pulling up the editor. PLease let me know what
> nifty system variable controls this. Thnaks

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*Klasson, Conny
Message 4 of 5 (1,244 Views)

Re:

12-21-2000 04:36 PM in reply to: *Errett, Jeffrey
As far as I know, CMDDIA has no effect on the MTEXT dialog.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
To supress the dialog you have to use -MTEXT.
If that's the case, then Jeffrey should get the command line version of
mtext.
I belive the problem is that the MTEXT command does'nt work at all.

Jeffrey, what happends if you type -mtext at the command line?

Conny

"Joe Swink ( Autodesk Support)" wrote:
>
> Jeffrey,
>
> there are actually 2 different variables to check as a start. One id the
> CMDDIA this should be set to a value of 1. Also check the FILEDIA and make
> sure it is set to 1. Hope this helps.
>
> Jeffrey Errett wrote:
>
> > When I use the mtext command and specify the box for mtext, the command
> > ends without pulling up the editor or allowing me to enter any text.
> > Similarly, when I use the edit text command and selecet a text object,
> > the command ends w/o pulling up the editor. PLease let me know what
> > nifty system variable controls this. Thnaks
*Errett, Jeffrey
Message 5 of 5 (1,244 Views)

Re: missing mtext dialog box

12-21-2000 10:56 PM in reply to: *Errett, Jeffrey
I have found my solution in a previous post (and on Autodesk's web
site). A missing Windows file called "riched32.dll" was the culprit.
Restoring it seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks for the quick
responses, I appreciate your input.

Jeffrey Errett

Jeffrey Errett wrote:
>
> When I use the mtext command and specify the box for mtext, the command
> ends without pulling up the editor or allowing me to enter any text.
> Similarly, when I use the edit text command and selecet a text object,
> the command ends w/o pulling up the editor. PLease let me know what
> nifty system variable controls this. Thnaks
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