Editing Multiple Text in AutoCAD! (One Click Solution!)

Editing Multiple Text in AutoCAD! (One Click Solution!) AutoCAD Tips

Bad behaving text objects? Have you ever seen some of those? I definitely have.

Selecting a MText object and then trying to change the text style, but it stays the same. Whatever  I do the text style won’t change.

This is a fairly common problem with AutoCAD MText. The easiest way to deal with it is to open the text editor (double-click on the MText), select all the symbols and then choose a desired text style from the ribbon. This may work fine for 3 or 4 objects, but if we have for example hundred or several hundred, this may take way too much time.

Explode the Mtext

Exploding the objects will help us get rid of the preformatted text style, however, by exploding the MText we will end up with single lined Text objects. If we had text on multiple lines we will have to edit them again after the explode command. Also if there is an attribute it will stop working, etc.

So using the Explode may work in some cases, but we better try something else.

Text Strip Lisp

There is a great Lisp created by Steve Doman from https://cadabyss.wordpress.com/ Which can help us remove all the preformatted properties of Mtext objects with just one command!

You can download the Lisp from here. Now to use it just load the Lisp and then start it by typing in command line textstrip.

A window will pop up. Here you can choose what types of settings you would like to strip down from the text and hit Ok. Then just select the MText objects to be stripped.

Now you can change the style of all your text at once!
Editing Multiple Text in AutoCAD! (One Click Solution!) AutoCAD Tips
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