Change Text Scale and Justification

Several commands are available for changing the scale of one or more text and attribute objects, or their insertion points, simultaneously without changing the location of the objects.

You can change the scale of one or more text objects, attributes, and attribute definitions, or their insertion points, simultaneously without changing the location of the objects.

Change the Scale of Multiple Text Objects

A drawing may contain hundreds of text objects that need to be scaled, and it would be tedious to scale them individually. Use SCALETEXT to change the scale of one or more text objects such as text, multiline text, and attributes. You can specify a relative scale factor or an absolute text height, or you can scale selected text to match the height of existing text. Each text object is scaled using the same scale factor, and it maintains its current location.

Convert Text Height Between Model Space and Paper Space

The SPACETRANS command calculates equivalent lengths between model space units and paper space units. By using SPACETRANS transparently, you can provide commands with distance or length values relative to another space. For example, you may want to create a text object in model space that matches the height of other text in a layout. From model space, you could enter

Command: text

Specify start point of text or [Justify/Style]: 1,3

Specify height <0.375>: 'spacetrans

>>Specify paper space distance <1.000>: 3/8

Resuming TEXT command

Specify height <0.375>: 1.173

When the command is complete, a text object is created in model space with a height of 1.173, which appears as 3/8 when viewed from a layout.

NoteThe SPACETRANS command is not available from the Model tab or in a perspective view.

For more information about entering commands transparently, see Enter Commands on the Command Line.

Change the Justification of Text Objects Without Changing Their Location

Use JUSTIFYTEXT to redefine the insertion point of text without moving the text. For example, a table or schedule may contain text that is located correctly but each text object in the table should be right-justified instead of left-justified for future entries or modifications.