edit a line of text to narrow it

I have been away from autocad for a while. I am working on Autocad
04. I am trying to remember how to narrow up, i.e. the width of a line
of text to fit into a column. I think there is more than one way to do
this. I am after the simple way if possible.
Any help is much appreciated.
Reply to
billyb
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Acad is terrible at handling text. The simple way is to use mtext, and grip stretch it.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Then there is always "textfit" for dtext.
A bit off topic but Word2Cad from Dotsoft is a great way to manage text in AutoCad.
Reply to
George P
Wow. Never knew that existed.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Type a document in MS Word Open Autocad drawing Select all text in Word document (Ctl-A) Pick an insertion point BAM! There it is. Big, small or in-between matters not. The entire file is inserted like an x-ref. Every time you open your drawing the inserted Word file updates (an option that can be toggled off). Also, you can choose to update at any time you have made document changes. You can control font & font size, column height, column width, etc & you can change any/all as you desire directly in the dwg. When pleased with the document you can elect to "bind" it by exploding. Terry Dotson has some wonderful add-ons. I am a dedicated ToolPac user.
Reply to
George P
I meant TEXTFIT not Terry's stuff.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Egg on the face - that be me.
Reply to
George P
Pardon me, but I was the one who didn't know about it after 15 years of acad. That's my egg!
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
Don't feel too bad, I just discovered (accidently) that you can fillet parallel lines regardless of the radius currently "active". Invoke the command, select the parallel lines & it is done. For what it is worth - there are hundreds of additional functions AutoCAD performs of which I am clueless. Guess I am to busy using the product to learn it.
Reply to
George P
That one you generally "learn" by mistake...
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Michael Bulatovich

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