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ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD – Creating and naming text styles

Fonts are character sets that consist of letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols.
Each font is stored in its own font file.
Text styles apply additional formatting to fonts. You can create multiple text styles based on the same font, changing the various characteristics to alter the appearance of the font. To create a new text style, you assign formatting characteristics to a font.
ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD uses *.shx font files and provides a selection of fonts.
These fonts are located in the ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD/Fonts directory.
You can also use any font designed to work with AutoCAD. Many fonts are available from third-party vendors.

NOTE Text style names created or renamed in ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD can have up to 31 characters and cannot include spaces. ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD will, however, display longer text style names and names containing spaces, such as text styles created in AutoCAD 2000.

To create a new text style

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Settings > Explore Text Styles.
  • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Text Styles tool.
  • Type expfonts and then press Enter.
2 Choose Edit > New > Style.
3 Select the font on which you want to base the new style,
   and then click Open. The program adds a new style to the
   text styles list with the default name, NewStyle1.
4 Type the name for the new style by typing over the
   highlighted default text, and then press Enter.
5 To complete the command, close the window.

NOTE You can also create a new text style by selecting the Styles element and clicking the New Item tool.

To change a text style name in the current drawing

1 Do one of the following:
  • Choose Settings > Explore Text Styles.
  • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Text Styles tool.
  • Type expfonts and then press Enter.
2 Do one of the following:
  • Select the text style, choose Edit > Rename, type a new
     name, and then press Enter.
  • Click the text style name you want to change, type a new
     name, and then press Enter.
  • Right-click the text style name you want to change, and
     from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new
     name, and then press Enter.
3 To complete the command and return to your drawing,
   close the window.



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