Command : DDEDIT
You can edit and modify a text entity as you would any other drawing entity. That is, you can delete, move, rotate, and scale text.
You can change the text color or layer in the Properties Bar.
To edit a multiline text, you can use the built-in text editor or choose an external program, such as Wordpad.
The MTEXTFIXED system variable controls whether the view is zoomed, rotated and/or panned to fit the edited Mtext.
The TEXTED setting controls the text edit behavior:
0 = in-place editor
1 = pop up dialog
2 = in-place editor with repeated input
To edit a text entity
- Do one of the following:
- Type ddedit in the command bar.
You are prompted: Select entity to modify:
- Double click the text entity.
Then go to step 3.
2. Do one of the following:
- Click a single line text entity.
Depending on the value of the TEXTED system variable:
TEXTED = 1: The Edit Text window opens.
TEXTED = 0 or 2: The text is edited 'in place'.
- Click a multiline text entity
The Text formatting toolbar opens.
3. Edit the text.
4. Press the OK button on the Edit Text window or Text Formatting toolbar to apply the changes.
5. Do one of the following:
- Select another text entity to edit.
- Right click or press Enter to stop editing text entities.
To edit a selection of Mtext entities
- Select the Mtext entities.
- In the Properties bar select Contents .
- Press the Browse button () on the right hand side of the Contents field
- The Text formatting toolbar opens for the first Mtext entity in the selection.
- Edit the Mtext,
- Press the OK button or click in the drawing.
The next Mtext entity in the selection can be edited now.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the last Mtext is edited.
To select a different multiline text editor
Edit the MTEXTED system variable under Drawing/Drafting/Texts/Multiline Texts in the Settings dialog.
- Type mtexted in the command bar, then press Enter.
You are prompted: New value for MTEXTED, or . for none/<current value>:
- Type the file name and full path of the alternate text editor in the command bar, then press Enter.
e.g. C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\Wordpad.EXE
To restore the built-in text editor, type a . (period) in step 2 of the above procedure, then press Enter.