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Possible to import text with formatting in AutoCAD LT 2014?

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03-06-2014 11:40 AM
Good afternoon- I've created a word processing file, and would like to import it *with formatting* into AutoCAD LT 2014. Is this possible? The file is in outline format (it's a spec, and has a bunch of numbers and tabs)...but the tabs don't come in when I insert this text - it's all lined up, left justified. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.
Dean- Thank you very much for your help - it is much appreciated. Each of your described approaches works very well.
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03-06-2014 11:42 AM in reply to: christopher.sanders
Your method of "import"?
Are you wanting to maintain the link to the original word processor file?
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03-06-2014 11:51 AM in reply to: pendean
Yes, ideally. I work in OpenOffice, but can save in most formats, including .rtf and .txt.
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Re: Possible to import text with formatting in AutoCAD LT 2014?

03-07-2014 06:29 AM in reply to: christopher.sanders
COPY/PASTE between both open programs, after you select everything from the source file, would get you a snapshot. Double-click on that snapshot and your original document should open (linked): at least that's how Microfost Office products act.
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COPY then PASTESPEC command in AutoCAD/LT would get you more options to choose from.
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INSERTOBJ command can be used for the longer process of attaching and linking to a file.
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COPY/PASTE from the source file into an open MEXT WIndow, no link, but you get the formatting.

Note that with OLE linking, there is a size limit of around a single printed sheet.

Start experimenting: all the above work with more "office" applications but I don't have direct experience with OpenOffice to confirm.
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Re: Possible to import text with formatting in AutoCAD LT 2014?

03-11-2014 06:05 AM in reply to: pendean
Dean- Thank you very much for your help - it is much appreciated. Each of your described approaches works very well.
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