This option allows you to specify the settings for individual text items.
Select the color of your text.
With Paper Space turned on, the text will not move on the page when you move the survey. If this is turned off, your text will move with the survey.
Select the Font, Font size, and Font style (Normal, Italics, Bold, Bold Italics) you wish to use for your text. See Text Objects for more information on sizing text.
Displays the math angle (0=right, 90=up, etc) of the text, regardless of the user rotation of the drawing. So an angle of 0° is always horizontal regardless of user rotation.
Displays the direction of the text (0=up, 90=right, etc) of the text based on the survey. You can enter an equation to recall the direction between any two survey points to establish the direction of the text.
The direction is adjusted to account for the user rotation for the drawing. If for instance, you have rotated the drawing 30° CW, a horizontal text object will display a direction of 60° instead of 90°.
Select a symbol from the list. Symbols are drawn using the font displayed in the Font field. Once selected, a symbol can be inserted into the text with the Insert button.
If you don’t see all your fonts, close the text dialog then choose Tools | Program Settings | Drawing View | Font Settings and change the Character set to ‘Device default’. This setting forces Windows to display the fonts available on your printer or plotter.
Insert the current symbol into the text at the caret (cursor position). To place a symbol in the text, first left click the mouse at the insert point in the text or use the arrow keys to position the cursor where you want it in the text, then choose Insert.
Choose the horizontal alignment for the text (Left, Center or Right). Changing the alignment does not change the insert point of the text. As a result, the text will move left or right. If the object is a text box, the text is justified within the text box. The location of the text box does not change.
Remove any other objects from the rectangle that encloses the text. By removing the background objects, the text becomes easier to read when photo copied.
Draw a border around the text object.
Draw just the outline of the text.
Draw the text with a strikethrough line.
Underline the text.
Shows the text in the size, font and style specified in the dialog. This is useful when editing text from a text box because it simulates the word wrap based on the current width of the text box.
You can edit your text here if you need to update it later.
To enter a degree symbol °, hold down the left Alt key and type 248 on the number pad. As you are typing text in the drawing, you can use Alt + 248 or Ctrl + D for the degree symbol. Note that Ctrl + D only works in the drawing itself, it will not work in the Text dialog box.
Select all the text.
Copy any selected to the Windows Clipboard.
Paste any text from the Windows Clipboard into this text at the caret (cursor position).
You will return to the Drawing View and your new settings will be in use when you click OK.
Returns you to the Drawing View without applying any changes.
This option saves the Text Settings as the survey default settings. These settings will apply to all new surveys and traverses.