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    Question Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Does anyone know if there is a way to "Fit" a field into an area, or are the only choices, "left", "right", "middle", etc.?

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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    A field is not a standard AutoCAD object. It must reside in one of the objects that are for text (TEXT, MTEXT, ATTDEF). It therefore must follow the justifications for those types of objects.
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    A field is not a standard AutoCAD object. It must reside in one of the objects that are for text (TEXT, MTEXT, ATTDEF). It therefore must follow the justifications for those types of objects.
    I've also had some co-workers ask me about this specifically in relation to Dynamic Blocks.

    When a DB is flipped, the field stays with the same orientation (if it started as left justified, it stays that way after the flip). Some people ask if it can be made so that the justification is flipped as well. The long and short of it is NO. You can't flip justifications on fields in Dynamic Blocks. Reason: Read Opie's comment above. And because of that, it does not adhere to the same standards that text entities do.
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by max.sabre
    ...it does not adhere to the same standards that text entities do.
    Rico,

    I'm Since it is part of the text / mtext / attdef object, it must follow the justification of the text / mtext / attdef object. To change the justification, you would need to change the justification of the text / mtext / attdef object.
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    Rico,

    I'm Since it is part of the text / mtext / attdef object, it must follow the justification of the text / mtext / attdef object. To change the justification, you would need to change the justification of the text / mtext / attdef object.
    Well yeah ... I know. But for some reason, in DBs it doesn't work that way.

    If you flip a text object, it flips justification as well. Right?

    But when you flip a field (when it's placed in a text object) - the justification does not flip.

    Here is an example of what I mean ....

    Type in any text.

    Then flip the block and type in more text. a longer string, maybe. then you'll see why i say that. Maybe you can figure out what's going on?
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by max.sabre
    Well yeah ... I know. But for some reason, in DBs it doesn't work that way.

    If you flip a text object, it flips justification as well. Right?

    But when you flip a field (when it's placed in a text object) - the justification does not flip.

    Here is an example of what I mean ....

    Type in any text.

    Then flip the block and type in more text. a longer string, maybe. then you'll see why i say that. Maybe you can figure out what's going on?
    I forgot to add .....

    if you take the flipped / weird text block and reset and flip again, the justification flips ok.

    so so weird ....
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    I found that when I inserted the field into single line text (not multiline text), I was able to justify the text to "fit" by changing its properties. Thanks so much for the help.

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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by max.sabre
    I forgot to add .....

    if you take the flipped / weird text block and reset and flip again, the justification flips ok.

    so so weird ....
    That is a Dynamic Block issue. Whole 'nother can o' worms.
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by Opie
    That is a Dynamic Block issue. Whole 'nother can o' worms.
    well, yes and no. hehe. wanna answer anyway? :P
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    Default Re: Field Justification - Fit a field into an area

    Quote Originally Posted by max.sabre
    well, yes and no. hehe. wanna answer anyway? :P
    With a question. Why is it not a Dynamic Block issue? You can only get a flip action in a DB. Apparently the edit of the attribute is not being correctly calculated when the DB is flipped. It cannot happen unless the DB is flipped. Sounds like a DB issue to me.
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