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No text on drawings

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05-13-2014 12:55 PM

All,

 

Have 2010 on Win7 running on a laptop.  No text on drawings.  No text on dims, no text in note fields, and no text on title block.

All layers on and not frozen. 

 

I look at the same file on my tower and it comes over just fine.

 

I've seen many posts but nothing that give a good answer.

Could this be a hardware issue, settings issue, software load issue?

 

 

Thanks,

 

John Wachter

Post 2 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-13-2014 01:28 PM in reply to: jtwachter

First guess is that you are missing one of more fonts on the laptop.

 

Open the drawing from scratch. When it's done opening, open the text window and scroll back to the top. Any messages about font replacement?

 

On the laptop, open the STYLE dialog and look at the various textstyles. Any of the fonts have a yellow shield by them, like this?

 

 

 

 


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Post 3 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-14-2014 08:08 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Type qtext and make sure it's set to OFF. It's a setting that temporarily turns off all your text to speed up AutoCAD if you've got a really large file.

Post 4 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-14-2014 08:17 AM in reply to: morganism3

Thanks but does not seem to be the problem.

 

With this option, you would see the rectangular boxes in place of the text.

On the file, there is nothing displayed for the text.

See attachment.

Post 5 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-14-2014 08:30 AM in reply to: jtwachter

Try the command

AIOBJECTSCALEADD, type in All and hit Enter

Will the texts show up?

Post 6 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-15-2014 06:36 AM in reply to: Patchy

"Try the command  AIOBJECTSCALEADD, type in All and hit Enter

Will the texts show up?"

 

Thanks for the information but this did not work either.

 

We are going to try to reload the software and see if that works.

I'll keep the group informed on the results.

 

Thanks.

Post 7 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-15-2014 06:37 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

With respect to the missing font type,

 

this will not work because AutoCad will substitue the simplex font for the missing font type.

this is not happening.

 

Thanks for the input.

Post 8 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-16-2014 04:46 AM in reply to: jtwachter

jtwachter wrote:

With respect to the missing font type,

this will not work because AutoCad will substitue the simplex font for the missing font type.

That can happen if FONTALT is set to "simplex" (or another font), but it's also possible that FONTALT is set to nothing and SHX warnings are be disabled - in which case the drawing would open and any text or mtext with the missing font would be blank/empty.

 


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Post 9 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-16-2014 09:24 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

OP can you post the problem file?

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :)
Post 10 of 10

Re: No text on drawings

05-19-2014 06:24 AM in reply to: jtwachter

It happens to me sometimes.

Restarting AutoCAD works for me.

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