The MTEXT command creates a resizable box into which text can be placed. As the size of the box is altered, the text changes position - a handy feature. 


It is possible to apply an underline to text - use curly brackets and surround the text with a pair of control codes as shown below. /L turns underlining on and /l [lowercase L] turns it off.


Tip: The curly brackets define an area of the text influenced by the code.

Underline example


Slanting (obliquing) text by angle - e.g. \Q30 \q


Text height - e.g. \H3x;


Text width - e.g. \W0.8;


Color change e.g. \C1; [=red]


MTEXT from AutoCAD

You may find that if a drawing has come from the AutoCAD environment, AutoCAD's MTEXT editor will insert some control codes that will override your gCADPlus style settings. The figure below shows an example.

Time New Roman

Here is the text in the MTEXT edit box: 

{\fTimes New Roman|b0|i0|c0|p18;COORDINATOR URBAN  DESIGN PROJECTS}

The text highlighted comes from AutoCAD.

You can use the same formatting system if you want - start with a curly bracket, then a backslash, then f (for font) then the name of the True Type font, then a vertical bar etc. etc.), but better in our view to created a named style to make any changes you require.

Formatting MTEXT