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Pro/Engineer November 2003 Tip-of-the-Month
Formatting with Drawing Text
If you've worked with drawings, you've probably used the Text Style functions to format notes. Did you know you can divide and manipulate different portions of the text independently?
First the "NOTE" and line spacing. Select Format > Text Style, then choose the "NOTE" text. This will bring up the Text Style dialog box. By changing the font, size and line spacing, we get most of the result shown above.
(Note that the Text Style dialog box is divided into sections. Some of the options effect only the text that was highlighted prior to opening the dialog -- Character. Some of the options effect everything within the note containing the selected text.)
The next step is to isolate a part of the text, in this case the "DRAWING NOTES" text, so it can be changed without the rest of the line. To do this, edit the text line and add the squiggly parentheses and numbers as shown here:
The parentheses and numbers designate that portion of the text to be handled independently. By choosing that portion of text when selecting text to style, only that portion will highlight, and it can be treated on its own.
Other Pro/E Tips that include info on text are:
I played with the text functions of Wildfire a little to see what differences may have been implemented, but it crashed a couple times and I gave up. (Wildfire really stinks.) Basically, the dialog boxes and menus are a bit rearranged, but functionality is the same.
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