I'm on my way to the "OC" (Orange County) for the first CAD Camp I've participated in in quite some time. I grew up in beautiful Southern California so it will be nice to return to my old stomping grounds. I'll be doing a presentation on AutoCAD 2006 as well as good old AutoLISP - one of my favorite topics! Now on with the tip:
It's not uncommon to come across drawing files that use single line text (derived from either the TEXT or DTEXT commands) throughout the drawing, even for paragraphs. Typically this occurs when the drawing file is quite old (before the MTEXT days) or when it was drawn by someone who was not a fan of the MTEXT command. If you need to add or remove some words from this text, it often requires erasing the entire paragraph and starting over...enter the awesome Express Tool TXT2MTXT.
Located under the Express Tools menu=>Text=>Convert Text to Mtext this command makes it easy to convert your old single line text to the much improved MTEXT object. Editing paragraph text inside of the MTEXT dialog is simple...it's just a matter of converting it! TXT2MTXT simpy asks you to select the single line text objects and then it converts it for you! Super simple!
I'm off to catch my flight! I hope this tip comes in handy for you!