If you have notes that exceed several lines, use ‘paragraph text’ or MTEXT tool.

Using MTEXT using the MTEXT command.

Paragraph text consists of one or more lines of text or paragraphs that fit within a specified boundary. Each paragraph text entity you create is treated as a single entity, regardless of the number of individual paragraphs or lines of text within it. The area bounded by the red rectangle in the figure below has been placed using MTEXT.

Mtext entity

Once selected, the properties box shows that an MTEXT entity has a number of editable parameters.; text style, height, line spacing etc. These have been used in the figure below to adjust  the MTEXT block to suit the drawing.

Mtext parameters

To create paragraph text, first determine the paragraph’s boundary width by specifying the opposite corners of a rectangle. The text you supply automatically wraps so that it fits within this rectangle. The first corner of the rectangle determines the default attachment point of the paragraph text. You can change the location of the attachment point in reference to the rectangle, and you can also determine the direction in which text flows within the rectangle. It is also possible to select the text and paragraph format, text style, text height, and the rotation angle of the entire paragraph text entity.

Tip: If you have to work on a drawings that's come from the AutoCAD environment, rather obscure control codes are often used inside MTEXT entities. gCADPlus usually handles these correctly, but there can be problem when unusual fonts are used.

For example, the following code puts a bullet in a block of MTEXT

{\fSymbol|b0|i0|c2|p18;·       }


Exploding MTEXT entities

Each character in a block of MTEXT becomes individual polylines when the MTEXT entity is exploded.

Mtext command What happens when you explode a block of text created using MTEXT.