By Bill Fane

After you create a multiline text object in AutoCAD, you can edit it in the same way as a single-line text object: Select the object, right-click, and choose Mtext Edit or Properties.

  • Mtext Edit: Selecting this option opens the In-Place Text Editor window so that you can change the text contents and formatting.
  • Properties: Selecting this option opens the Properties palette, where you can change the overall properties of the text object.
  • Quick Properties: Enable this setting on the status bar so that when you select a multiline text object, the Quick Properties palette opens, in which you can modify a subset of the mText object’s properties.

The easiest way to change the word-wrapping width of a paragraph text object is to grip-edit it. Select the text object, click a corner grip, release the mouse button, move the cursor, and click again.

Just like any good word processor or text editor, AutoCAD includes both a spel chekcqing and a find-and-replace tool for text. To check the spelling of selected annotation objects or the entire drawing, click the Annotate tab on the Ribbon and choose Check Spelling from the Text panel to display the Check Spelling dialog box.

On the same panel, clicking Find Text (or typing FIND and pressing Enter) displays the Find and Replace dialog box. Handily, both Find and Replace and Spell Check are also accessible from the Text Editor tab’s Spell Check and Tools panels, in case you want to replace text or check spelling within a single multiline text object. Look up SPell or FIND in the online Help system if you need more information on either command.