MText is a common feature in AutoCAD software used to format text into multiple lines and create more professional text layouts. However, sometimes due to various needs, we need to convert Mtext to text for more granular control over it or portability. Below are several ways to convert Mtext to text in AutoCAD, along with the step-by-step guide for each method.
Method 1: Using the Explode Command
The ‘Explode’ command in AutoCAD is used to break down several objects into their individual components. We can use this command to explode the Mtext object into separate text objects and covert it to text. Below are the steps to do that:
Step 1: Select the Mtext object in the AutoCAD drawing using the Selection tool.
Step 2: Type ‘XP’ in the command line or navigate through the Express tools panel to find and select ‘Explode’.
Step 3: Select the Mtext object you want to convert to text and press the ‘Enter’ key to perform the operation.
Step 4: The Mtext object is now converted to text, and you can modify or manipulate individual text string elements as per your requirement.
The disadvantage of this method is that the Mtext object will be broken down into individual text string elements that will require manual edits for any formatting changes.
Method 2: Using the Editor Attribute
Here we use the built-in AutoCAD editor attribute to convert the Mtext object to text. Below are the steps to use the editor attribute to convert mtext to text:
Step 1: Right-click on the Mtext object you want to convert using the pointer tool.
Step 2: From the context menu, select ‘Edit Mtext’.
Step 3: In the Editor panel, select all the content of the Mtext object, right-click on it and select ‘Copy’.
Step 4: Type ‘Text’ in the command line, and press the ‘Enter’ key to create a new text object.
Step 5: Right-click on the new text object and select ‘Paste’ to paste the copied Mtext content into it.
Step 6: The Mtext is now converted to a Text object.
The advantage of this method is that it retains formatting, making it faster and effortless.
Method 3: Using the Mtext to Single Line Text Tools
AutoCAD text tools have a built-in conversion feature that allows Mtext to be automatically converted into single line text. Below are the steps to use the Mtext to single-line text tool:
Step 1: Open the Express Tools menu.
Step 2: Locate and select ‘Mtext To Single Line Text’ in the Modify Text area.
Step 3: Select the Mtext object that you want to convert to Single Line Text.
Step 4: The selected Mtext object is converted into corresponding Single-Line Texts, and the changes are visible in the editor window.
The advantage of using this method is that it automatically generates single line text conversion saving time while keeping the formatting.
Each of the above methods for converting Mtext to Text works in different ways. Depending on the choice of the method, one can select one of the ways mentioned above. The steps are simple and easy to perform, and one can select from the one that works best for their requirements to create more flexible and manipulated text objects in AutoCAD.