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Import from Word to CAD 2008

Postby Michael O'Connor » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:06 pm

What am I missing that I cannot import text from a Word document and paste into a 2008 drawing using the Multiline text option?
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Re: Import from Word to CAD 2008

Postby Brian Sloman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:09 pm

Hi, typically when copying from a word processor application, you copy not just the text but also its embedded rich-text formatting codes (color, font, etc) that get brought over when pasted into the mtext dialog. Usually this results in black text from word, on top of the black background in mscad - so likely the text is there but you just can't see it. After you paste the text into the mtext dialog, press Ctrl-A to select All, then explicitly set the color to White.

Some users also prefer to temporarily paste the rich-text content from Word into a plain text editor (like Notepad), which strips out all formatting, then copying from Notepad and pasting into the MSCAD mtext dialog.
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Re: Import from Word to CAD 2008

Postby Michael O'Connor » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:30 pm

Inside the paragraph dialog box, when I right click to paste I get a "What's This?" response and cannot paste the text.
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Re: Import from Word to CAD 2008

Postby Brian Sloman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:13 pm

Just press Ctrl-V to paste it into the mtext dialog.
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