No - I'm not in the Caribbean (I wish!)...but this weekend I am having a party at our house with a Caribbean theme (the next best thing?). The shindig of about 100 people (yikes!) should be good fun with a great live band (Stagefright!) and Caribbean cuisine - not to mention the all important Tropical Rum punch! The best part is that we've asked everyone to bring pet food or pet toy for the local Humane Society so we're hoping for a nice big stash of goodies for all those poor homeless dogs and cats. I'll be sure to take a picture of the "pet stash" and post it next week. I'll also have to keep Tiffany's paws out of it! I'm taking off all day Friday to cook (how does one cook for 100 people?). Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
Now on to a Hip Tip on Converting Single Line Text to MTEXT!
So you have all these individual lines of text - making up a paragraph - and you need to change the width of the paragraph. Yuck! With all those single lines of text you are doomed! So the magical answer here is "You need to convert it to MTEXT!". Once converted to MTEXT you'll be able to easily change the width of that paragraph. You'll also be able to do use all those cool features that MTEXT has that plain old TEXT does not.
So how do you convert your Text to Mtext? A fabulous Express Tool - of course! TXT2MTXT. Sorry you LT users - you don't have this fab tool. You'll be asked to select the text strings you want to convert - just like the individual strings below.
Select text objects, or [Options]<Options>:
Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 4 found
4 Text objects removed, 1 MText object added.
and then you get:
One paragraph (notice the grips indicate they are MTEXT objects). You'll also see that each line is evened out just as MTEXT would do.
What are the Options available to you?
If you don't want this Express Tool to even out each line of text - you can turn off that word-wrap option in the lower left corner. You'll probably want to just window the text you want to convert to MTEXT - so that means you'll want AutoCAD to sort from the top-down...but it's your call!
I'm off to work on my Huli-Huli pork for the party! Oy!