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

Selecting an MText object and then trying to change the text style, but it stays the same. The color of text objects is not changing no matter what you do? 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 a hundred or several hundred, this may take way too much time. Today we will learn how to Edit Multiple Text objects in AutoCAD with only One Click!

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.

Edit Multiple Text Strip Text 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!

You can find the original post here: https://cadabyss.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/stripmtext-v5-0/

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How to Bring all Text to Front in AutoCAD! (With 1 Command!)

Is it possible to Automatically Bring all Text to Front?

The text is one of the most important things in our drawings. Text objects are Text, Mtext, Leaders, Dimensions, etc. It is so annoying to put dimension then draw some lines and then another dimension and in the end, all those lines, hatches cross your text objects and look so awful. Of course, at that moment you start to select every text object and Bring it to the front, this can sometimes take hours.

Wait a minute is it normal for an engineer to spend HOURS in tasks like this? The simple answer is NO! IT IS NOT!! So here is one little trick I want to share with you. There is command “Texttofront” which brings all the text to front including dimensions!




You can type Texttofront in the command line or you can find it in the Home ribbon tab > Modify > Bring to front. If you are using a mouse you will see all the variations of the command there is also HATCHTOBACK command which also can be very useful.



If you are using command line then when you type the command AutoCAD will ask you to choose from Text, Dimensions, Leaders or All.

I usually choose All but sometimes you would need to choose a more specific option.

Note: This trick works as well for civil 3d Labels!

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