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    Hi everyone,
    Im going through someone elses dwgs and when I go to the layouts and zoom onto the sheet the text disappears, when I zoom out it reappears but obviously I cant read it, can anyone tell me whats going on as its something Ive never used before, Ive also seen this in model space.
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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-1971 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Im going through someone elses dwgs and when I go to the layouts and zoom onto the sheet the text disappears, when I zoom out it reappears but obviously I cant read it, can anyone tell me whats going on as its something Ive never used before, Ive also seen this in model space.
    Cheers
    Is this plain AutoCAD?
    Sounds a bit like annotative text (AT), but AT doesn't appear and disappear at different zoom levels. ATs visibility is based on the viewport scale.

    Can you attach the drawing or at least a dumbed down version of it that still exhibits the problem?
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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Hello
    Sorry Ive been away on leave I will try to attach images now, when I zoom out you can tell theres text there and it does plot with text fine but as I zoom in it disappears so I cant edit, I will show examples both in paper space and model space01.JPG02.JPG03.JPG04.JPG

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Appears to be too large to attach, have you asked the people you received the drawing from about it?
    They may object to you sharing their drawing anyway.
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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-1971 View Post
    Hello
    Sorry Ive been away on leave I will try to attach images now, when I zoom out you can tell theres text there and it does plot with text fine but as I zoom in it disappears so I cant edit, I will show examples both in paper space and model space01.JPG02.JPG03.JPG04.JPG

    Cheers
    Possibly a font issue? A text style issue? Or graphics card issue?
    A couple things I would try (in case you haven't already)..

    • Shut down AutoCAD, reboot your machine and take a look.
    • Change the font in the text style(s) you're using to a .shx (native to Acad) like Simplex or RomanS, It appears you are using a TTF font?
    • If you're using an TTF font in those text styles, check to make sure you HAVE the font, and that it is set to "0" height if that applies.


    Just some things to try.
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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Beauford View Post
    Appears to be too large to attach, have you asked the people you received the drawing from about it?
    They may object to you sharing their drawing anyway.
    They've been finished up mate hence the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedg View Post
    Possibly a font issue? A text style issue? Or graphics card issue?
    A couple things I would try (in case you haven't already)..

    • Shut down AutoCAD, reboot your machine and take a look.
    • Change the font in the text style(s) you're using to a .shx (native to Acad) like Simplex or RomanS, It appears you are using a TTF font?
    • If you're using an TTF font in those text styles, check to make sure you HAVE the font, and that it is set to "0" height if that applies.


    Just some things to try.
    Tried all that mate, cant seem to get my head round why theyve done it, ie what benefit it gives? Architects always seem to want to reinvent the wheel

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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Solved!
    What theyd done is set up a seperate text style, so all I had to do was change the text style to edit, cheers to everyone for posting comments

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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-1971 View Post
    Solved!
    What theyd done is set up a seperate text style, so all I had to do was change the text style to edit, cheers to everyone for posting comments
    Spoke to soon, this only works in model space but doesnt work in paper space does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    My guess would be there must be more issues with their Text Styles. I'd use Merge text styles (or change text styles) by T.Willey to merge all those odd Text Styles into ones you know work.
    http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=17659.0
    I've been using this handy routine for over 10 years and it's solved a lot of issues with "someone else's dwgs".
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    Default Re: Cant see text in paper space

    Quote Originally Posted by tedg View Post
    Possibly a font issue? A text style issue? Or graphics card issue?
    Like I said...
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