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Working with the progeCAD Explorer

Working with text fonts and styles

When you add text to a drawing, it is created using the current text style. The text style determines the font, size, angle, orientation, and other text characteristics.

Every drawing has at least one text style, named Standard, which initially uses the txt font. You cannot delete the Standard style, but you can rename it or modify it. For example, you can change the font or the oblique angle applied to the font. You also can use an unlimited number of additional text styles in your drawing.

From the progeCAD Explorer, you can directly edit any setting associated with a text style by using the single-click editing method to change the setting.

To display the progeCAD Explorer Text Styles element
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Format > Explore Text Styles.
  3. Choose Tools > progeCAD Explorer, and then click the Styles element.
  4. On the Style toolbar, click the Explore Text Styles tool (
  5. ).
  • Type expstyles and then press Enter.
  1. Select Text Styles to display the text style settings.
  2. Lists names of text styles defined in the current drawing. A check mark indicates the current style.
  3. Displays the height assigned to the text style.
  4. Displays the width factor assigned to the text style.
  5. Displays the oblique angle assigned to the text style.
  6. Displays the font on which the style is based.
  1. Displays the font style, such as bold or italic.
  2. Displays the language on which the text style is based.
  3. Displays whether Asian language big font files are used (for .shx file fonts only).
  4. Indicates whether text will appear backward.
  5. Indicates whether text will appear upside down.
  6. Indicates whether text will appear vertically.
  7. Click any column head to sort the styles by that property.