Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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SJ_BLC
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Converting Text to Mtext

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12-10-2010 01:30 AM

Hi there,

 

We have LT2011 and would like to know if anyone has a script/macro for the above command, which is in full ACAD but not LT?

 

Many thanks

:smileywink:

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No core command script or menu macro is going to do it, sorry. LT is handicapped by it's creators as part of the discount that is LT.

 

You can Google Search your request for LT and find out more.

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andrew.nao
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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-10-2010 01:37 PM in reply to: SJ_BLC

have you tried searching this section?

 

this question has been asked many times

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Visual-LISP-AutoLISP-and-General/text-to-mtext/m-p/2434337/highlight/t...

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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-13-2010 05:45 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

Many thanks, however (forgive my novice-ness/ignorance) but these all appear to use lisps and I have LT - does anyone know if these is a script or macro that works? :smileysurprised:

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WilliamForty
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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-13-2010 06:13 AM in reply to: SJ_BLC

Scripts and macros are deliberately removed from AutoCAD LT. Perhaps try looking for an express tool for doing the job, but I'm not sure if express tools are available with LT as they're also lisps etc.

 

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Kent1Cooper
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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-13-2010 06:36 AM in reply to: WilliamForty

WillForty wrote:

Scripts and macros are deliberately removed from AutoCAD LT.....


Correct me if I'm wrong [I don't have LT], but I don't believe that's true -- that's precisely why the OP is asking for a Script or Macro, because they are available in LT, while AutoLISP is not.

 

I have my doubts that this can be done by a routine, because every approach I can think of would involve selecting a Text entity and saving its content to use in a new Mtext entity.  All of the ways to save content that I can think of -- variables, system variables, environment variables, blackboard namespace, writing a line to a text file -- involve AutoLISP functions in one way or another.

 

But I don't pretent to know all the possibilities.  Do (vl....) functions work in LT?  Some [but far from all] of them are listed in the AutoLISP Reference, so I think of them as Lisp functions, but maybe they're different somehow.

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WilliamForty
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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-13-2010 06:46 AM in reply to: Kent1Cooper

You're probably right.

 

I've got another suggestion thought. How about exporting the data to excel somehow using LIST or something, and then re-import the data using the technique below:

 

http://howtoautocad.com/autocad-and-excel-a-match-made-in-heaven/

 

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pendean
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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-14-2010 12:48 PM in reply to: SJ_BLC

No core command script or menu macro is going to do it, sorry. LT is handicapped by it's creators as part of the discount that is LT.

 

You can Google Search your request for LT and find out more.

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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

12-15-2010 02:08 AM in reply to: pendean

Been having a look at other posts on the subject, I'm going to look at  lisp enabling programmes such as DRC Auto, and then I can run the text2mtext lisp and others on the dotsoft web-site. Otherwise, it's fork out for full AutoCAD :smileymad:

 

Anyway, thanks for your input/help everybody, have a good day! :smileywink:

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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

06-15-2011 08:53 AM in reply to: SJ_BLC

You could try going into the CUI and creating a new comand and use the following macro ^C^Ctxt2mtxt 

 

Give it am image and then add it to a tool bar.

 

Let me know if this helps.

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Re: Converting Text to Mtext

07-20-2011 05:52 AM in reply to: chillegass

Thanks, however, I have since bit the bullet - got a full version ACAD and have added txt 2 mtxt on my toolbar.:smileywink:

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