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Using an alternate text editor
CADdirect 2022 includes a built-in text editor for creating paragraph text using the Multi-line Text command. You can also specify an alternate text editor for the Multiline Text command.
Selecting an alternate text editor
Before you can use an alternate text editor, you must specify the editor by setting the MTEXTED system variable.
To select an alternate text editor
Type mtexted and then press Enter.
Enter the path and name of the executable file for the text editor you want to use to create or edit multiline text. For example, to use Microsoft® Wordpad, you would type something similar to the following (adjusting the path name as necessary):
Creating paragraph text in an alternate text editor
After you set up CADdirect 2022 to use an alternate text editor, you can start using it to include text in your drawings.
To use an alternate text editor
Do one of the following to choose Multiline Text:
Select the first and second corners of the text area.
In the text editor, type the text you want, using the special characters from the table shown next to achieve special formatting. Enter \P to end a paragraph and start a new paragraph on the next line. For example, to use an alignment value of 1 and stack two numbers to display them as a fraction:
When your text is complete, save the changes and exit the text editor.
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