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Changing the Case of Date Fields - suffix code '%tc1' to change field expression in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 11, 2013

Which One Should I Use? Multiline Text Or Single Line Text? -  MTEXT allows creation of textbox, DTEXT in AutoCAD allows quick text annotation, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 10, 2011

Create a Dynamic Line Label Using Only AutoCAD -  using Civil 3D labels difficult, using MTEXT, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Sep 20, 2010

How Come Text Looks So Good in AutoCAD? - line weights, using anti-aliasing to smooth out edges of text, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 16, 2010

Creating an AutoCAD MText Object Containing Different Colors Using .NET - COLTXT command, creating MText entity, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jun 7, 2010

Create Text in Columns - using MTEXT command to create column text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 4, 2010

Text Style Settings - exploring text style editing window in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 17, 2010

Hip Tip: Changing Text Width - selecting DTEXT object, accessing properties window, changing width factor to 0.8, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 28, 2010

Does Your AutoCAD Text Look Weird? - selecting AutoCAD text object, checking elevation, Indydrafter, Aug 11, 2010

Specifying and Changing Line Spacing - using MTEXT command for setting line spacing for multiline text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Aug 13, 2009

Change Text Case - in AutoCAD, Paula Jones, Cadalyst, Mar 8, 2009

MTEXTt Justification in Older Versions - saving AutoCAD 2008/09 files as 2007 to overcome justification problem, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2009

More Tips for Handling Text - video shows dynamic columns, spell check features for MS Word document file using AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 13, 2008

Text Style Settings - using STYLE command in AutoCAD to access and explore text style editing window, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 22, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 Find Changes - view also rotates when text is searched, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Aug 19, 2008

Convert Text to Mtext and Vice Versa - using express tools command TXT2MTXT for converting text to Mtext in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Apr 21, 2008

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Realigning the MTEXT Grips to Exactly Match the Text - using MTEXT editor, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 7, 2008

Mailbag - How Can I Align Text When Creating a New Text Object in AutoCAD? - using object snap tracking or point filters to align text vertically, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, August 6, 2006

Automating Textual Data Using Fields! - using Fields to create a plot stamp, display information for a selected object, automate the data in sheet sets in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, March 24, 2006

How Things Stack Up - exploring AutoStack properties in AutoCAD, Chris Lindner, AUGI, November 2005 (may require free registration)

Fields - creating Dynamic Fields in AutoCAD and using them in dimensions, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 17, 2005

AutoCAD Fields Tip - use command 'DDEDIT' to copy fields to other Attribute objects, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, October 10, 2005

Playing the Fields - setting up fields and using them to automate items in a drawing in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Manufacturing, September 15, 2005

Having a Field Day - AutoCAD fields can function as text objects that update automatically, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Management, August 15, 2005

Tackling Text in AutoCAD 2006 - additions of new MText and DText options to MText command make drawings more easier, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst AEC, July 15, 2005

Mtext Editor - to return to the old Mtext editor type MTEXTED, then OldEditor, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 16, 2005

Mtext Map File - if a different font shows up in AutoCAD's Mtext editor, you may need to map it, ARCHIdigm, May 17, 2005

Doing Text in Style - basics of AutoCAD text styles and a few tips, Bill Fane, Cadalyst Management, April 15, 2005

Excerpt from AutoCAD 2006 Fundamentals  - aligning and justifying text, Elise Moss, Moss Designs, March 27, 2005 (pdf)

Basic AutoCAD - Using Text - how to create and edit notes and labels in your drawings, Autocad Central, August 4, 2003

Text: from Tedious to Terrific (About Darn Time!) - tips on using the newly enhanced mtext command in AutoCAD 2004, which makes annotating drawings much easier, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, June 2003

AutoCAD: The Redesigned MText Editor in AutoCAD 2004 - explores the new features of the tool for creating multiline (paragraph length) text, Ellen Finkelstein, Autodesk.com, May 15, 2003

AutoCAD - Frustrating Dimension Text - streaming video tip shows how to update associative dimension text, Avatech Solutions, September 23, 2002

Words, Words, Words - text commands in AutoCAD 2000, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, June 2000

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