Formatting Palette and Text Editor Controls

Use the Formatting palette and the indent/tab controls of the Text Editor to format individual characters, lines and paragraphs that have been typed into your text block, or to switch styles while typing.
Note: If the selected text contains multiple styles, the Formatting Palette settings reflect the formatting of the first character in the selection.
Choose Favorites: This pop-up contains a list of Text Settings that you have saved as favorites, as well as the default settings. If you have not saved any favorite Text Settings, this button is gray.
Note: Only the text-specific settings of the Favorite can be applied to selected text in the Text Editor.
Note: Favorites of the Text tool can be applied to the text-type items in Dimensions and Labels, and to Fill Text.
Insert Autotext: Use this control to open a dialog box to choose from available Autotext categories and items. The Preview area depicts the selected Autotext.
Insert Symbol: Click this button to access a Character Map (Character Palette on Mac) to choose and insert a symbol.
Alignment Buttons: (left, center, right, justify): to set particular alignments for the selected paragraph within your text block.
Leading: Use this control to modify the leading value (in percentage) for a selected line in the text block. Enter a number or use the up-and-down arrows to change the value in increments of 25 percent.
Note: In Windows, if you enter a leading value of less than 100 percent, the text in your text editor will not reflect this accurately (it will still appear as if your line spacing were set to 100 percent). However, your text will be displayed correctly on screen.
Text format for selected text: Set font, font size, character style or font color for any one or more characters or paragraphs that you select inside the text block.
Note: If you use the “Automatic pen color visibility adjustment for Model Views” feature (Options > Work Environment > On-Screen Options), the text in the text editor will reflect this (modified) color.
Alternatively, you can use the Indents and Tabs commands:
Choose the Indents and Tabs command from a context menu opened by right-clicking on the Text Editor’s ruler bar.
The Indents and Tabs dialog box appears, where you can enter values for indents of the first line, left side and right side of the text block. You can set new tabs: click the New button and enter a desired value. To modify tabs, select the existing value and enter a different one in the Tabs fields.
Note: Depending on the unit set in Options > Project Preferences > Working Units, you may set values in centimeter (cm) or inches (in).
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