Inserting Angled Text
The Angled Text command is similar to the Text command but prompts you for a text angle, while Text assumes a horizontal angle. Even at an angle, the text can still be multi-line.
- Select the mode you want to draw the text in - Paper Space or Survey Space.
- From the Format toolbar, choose the font type, size, weight, and color. You can change the properties of the text at any time, but you will save time by selecting them first.
- Choose Draw | Angled Text. The cursor will change to a tick (cross) indicating that
the Drawing View is looking for an insertion point.
- Move the cursor to the insertion point and left click. Notice that the status bar displays the location of the tick mark in both survey and paper coordinates. You can also snap on another object to pick the insertion point.
If you choose Angled Text, move the cursor to the desired angle and left click again. Drawing View draws a line from the first insertion point to the cursor as you move it. This indicates the angle the text will be drawn at.
The cursor changes to | indicating the insertion point of the next character you type.
- Type the text. You see the text on the page as you type it. Notice that the | cursor moves to the next character insertion point based on the text size and angle.
- Use the backspace key to delete characters you have typed.
- To start another line below the text insertion point press the [Enter]. Type as many lines as you need, pressing [Enter] after each one.
- Press [Enter] again to finish the text command. Two [Enters] in a row will finish the text command.
To cancel the text command anytime before you finish, press the [Esc] key.
If you have placed text on the Windows clipboard with a previous Cut or Copy command in any Windows applications (including TPC), you can paste it into the text as you type by pressing Ctrl + V.
Editing the Text
To edit the text, right click the text and choose Properties.
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