Subject: Setting the text height

The text height setting controls the height of text, measured in drawing units. Set this value initially so that text used for your most common annotations, when scaled to the size at which you will print a drawing, measures 1/8-inch high on the printed draw­ing.              

For example, if you plan to print your drawing at 1/8 = 1-0 and you want your text to be 1/8-inch high in the final drawing, create that text 1 foot high (in your real-world drawing units) so that when you print it, it appears 1/8-inch high on the paper. You must create text 4 feet high that you want to print 1/2-inch high.

To set the text height

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Entity Creation tab.

   3   Click the Text tab. If necessary, click the right arrow to scroll the tabs horizontally to view the Text tab.

   4   In the Default Text Height field, select the text height or type the text height value that you want. If you have chosen an annotative text style, you enter the paper text height.

   5   Click OK.   

The default text height applies only if the current text style height is 0.0.
Otherwise, the text height for the current style takes precedence.

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