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    Default MLEADERSTYLE - USING BLOCK FOR MTEXT HAS MISBEHAVING ATTRIBUTE

    Hi All,

    I created a block to use with an MLeaderstyle, and that block has (2) attributes. One is inside a rectangle and is used to "Key" the object to specs and notes, while the other is a multiline text attribute which is used to provide a short description of the keyed object.

    When I place a multi-leader a dialogue box appears and prompts me to enter text for the attributes. Since the one is a multi-line text attribute, the dialogue requires I click the ellipsis button (...) which is fine. My issue is that once I click that button, the screen jumps to the origin (0,0) so that I can enter the text, even though I am not placing my Mleader anywhere near that point. And, once I hit enter, and ok, the dialogue box closes, leaving my view still zoomed to 0,0. It would be really great if that didn't happen, and the text entering portion can occur at the point of insertion instead. Any thoughts? Oh, also, if I choose not to enter a description at the insertion, but instead double click the leader after I place it, the dialogue box for the attribute opens at the point of insert.

    See attached dwg, which contains the block used for the mleaderstyle, and an MLEADER

    thanks!
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    Matthew Miles,
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    Default Re: MLEADERSTYLE - USING BLOCK FOR MTEXT HAS MISBEHAVING ATTRIBUTE

    BUMP..........
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    Default Re: MLEADERSTYLE - USING BLOCK FOR MTEXT HAS MISBEHAVING ATTRIBUTE

    And, to add to the mix: Since this is an MLEADERSTYLE, it would be nice if the attribute could be controlled so that it changes alignment, depending on which direction the initial leader is pointing. For example: As originally designed, the leader is on the left of the tag (block with the 2 attributes), and the description (the multi-line text attribute) is aligned left. But, when I place the leader to the right, the description remains aligned to the right.

    I have determined that if I MIRROR the MLeader, the attribute is aligned as desired. The problem is, I can't expect users to know that. Is there a way to do this, or will I have to consider having a "left" and "right" version of this MLEADERSTYLE?
    Matthew Miles,
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    Default Re: MLEADERSTYLE - USING BLOCK FOR MTEXT HAS MISBEHAVING ATTRIBUTE

    Having the same issue.

    If I find an answer I'll post here.
    James Pertusi

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