Something to note before trying other fonts:
About 3-4 years ago I did some testing with various fonts in drawings when exporting them. I haven't done it recently, but at the time my conclusion was, if you are planning on exporting these drawings to AutoCAD, then stick to the SW default Century Gothic font. Most other fonts get screwed up when opening them in AutoCAD. By that I mean they seem to scale themselves very large making them overlap and become unreadable. Century Gothic even has some problems with the translation but was the best of all of the fonts that I tried.
Like I said, I haven't tried it in some time so this may have been fixed. But, fonts and text in general have always been a problem with exporting drawings.
This doesn't help with your problem of the text being too long though. But I thought it should be noted...