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    Is there some way to convert all text in a drawing to mtext? The Express tool does do this, but unfortunately it converts all text into one single mtext object. I'm looking for a way to convert all individual text objects into separate individual mtext objects.

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    Default Re: convert all text to mtext

    Not without a 3rd party tool AFAIK.

    ToolPac includes a function to do this.
    http://www.dotsoft.com/toolpac.htm
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    Default Re: convert all text to mtext

    Quote Originally Posted by c_rado
    Is there some way to convert all text in a drawing to mtext? The Express tool does do this, but unfortunately it converts all text into one single mtext object. I'm looking for a way to convert all individual text objects into separate individual mtext objects.
    just curious, but what's the advantage to having all converted to mtext? (yes, i love it and can't live without it)
    Sometimes, i get lost in my own thoughts and need to ask directions to find my way back.
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    Cool Re: convert all text to mtext

    Quote Originally Posted by CNIBBE
    just curious, but what's the advantage to having all converted to mtext? (yes, i love it and can't live without it)
    ~shrug~ personally I've got a mix here. Most things were done in text (although most things I create us mtxt these days) and working with updating/using older files, I've pretty much left them 'as is', but, for the odd occasion where I use txt2mtxt.
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    Default Re: convert all text to mtext

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer
    ~shrug~ personally I've got a mix here. Most things were done in text (although most things I create us mtxt these days) and working with updating/using older files, I've pretty much left them 'as is', but, for the odd occasion where I use txt2mtxt.
    you do the same thing I do... I was just wondering why he wanted a batch converter....
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    Talking Re: convert all text to mtext

    Hi Chris,

    In the express tools menu click text and you can see "convert text to mtext" but becuase"
    I'm too lazy to go to menus I made a short cut "ttm".

    roms

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    Default Re: convert all text to mtext

    Besides, Isn't it heavier to redraw/regen a bunch of Mtexts than a bunch of Texts?

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