Subject: Creating and naming text styles



Fonts are character sets that consist of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and sym­bols. Each font is stored in its own font file. Text styles apply additional formatting to fonts. You can create multiple text styles based on the same font, changing the vari­ous characteristics to alter the appearance of the font. To create a new text style, you assign formatting characteristics to a font.    

CADdirect uses *.shx font files and provides a selection of fonts. These fonts are located in the CADdirect/Fonts directory. You can also use any font designed to work with AutoCAD as well as Windows system fonts. Many fonts are available from third-party vendors.    

To create a new text style

CADdirect">   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Text Styles ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Text Styles (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Text Styles.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Text Styles tool.

   Type expfonts and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Choose Edit > New > Text Style.

   Click the New Item tool ().

A new style is added to the text styles list with the default name, NewStyle1.

   3   Type the name for the new style by typing over the highlighted default text, and then press Enter.

   4   Click the columns for the items you want to change and make your selections for the new text style.

   5   To complete the command, close the window.

To change a text style name in the current drawing

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Text Styles ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Text Styles (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Text Styles.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Text Styles tool.

   Type expfonts and then press Enter.

   2   Do one of the following:

   Select the text style, choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Click the text style name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   Right-click the text style name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.

   3   To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

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