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*Lizzy
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text reversed

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05-15-2001 09:40 PM
What is the best way to set up text to show up on a black back ground as
white text.
I don't want to hatch around it.
Using AutoCad lt 2000i.
*Saadallah, Dean
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Re: text reversed

05-15-2001 11:04 PM in reply to: *Lizzy
Without hatching in LT? None, unless your printer/plotter can do reverse
printing, in which case all black background with all white entities, or you
assign the text a very 'light' color and use DRAWORDER to place it in front
of a solid background.

You could try exporting your drawing file to Adobe Illustrator, or even
Photoshop, if you want to do that on a smaller scale.
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Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com

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"Lizzy" wrote in message
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> What is the best way to set up text to show up on a black back ground as
> white text.
> I don't want to hatch around it.
> Using AutoCad lt 2000i.
>
*Yoder, S.
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Re: text reversed

05-15-2001 11:48 PM in reply to: *Lizzy
"Lizzy" wrote in
:

>What is the best way to set up text to show up on a black back ground as
>white text.
>I don't want to hatch around it.
>Using AutoCad lt 2000i.
>

Well, you're gonna have to do something and it's not as bad as you'd think.
1) Either draw a rectangle and SOLID hatch it or use a 2D Solid. It needs
to be the size of your printable area or the area you want the black to
cover. It also needs to be a color that prints black. See your
CTB/STB/Standards for this.
2) Create your text using color 255. This color should be setup to use
virtual pen 255, screening = 0, and a very thin line weight in the CTB/STB.
This should allow it to "plot" white.
3) If you created your fill after you created the text, it will plot "on
top" of the text. Use the "move to front", unless this is going to be
xrefed. If it's an xref, use the copy-to-top trick:
Command: COPY
Select: (select text or item you want "on top")
Base point: (pick or use 0,0_
Second point: @ (<-type the "at" symbol)
Command: ERASE
Select: PREVIOUS

You must do the erase immediately after or you risk not being able to erase
the "bottom" copy and will have two items on top of each other. The button
macro is:
^C^C_select;_auto;\_copy;_p;;0,0;@;_erase;_p;;

Note: If you have an HP plotter, set merge to off.

Enjoy,
Stef
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