Quick Tip: How to Strikethrough Single Line Text

January 22nd, 2013

I was covering the features of Mtext not long ago and discovered a new option in AutoCAD 2013, found on the Formatting panel of the contextual Text Editor tab when adding Mtext:  Strikethrough.

Being a proponent of both Single and Multiline text (use the appropriate tool for the job) I was wondering if you have the Strikethrough option when editing single line text.  The answer is ‘Yes’, but let me show you how I found it.

The Logic

  1. By default, when editing single line text, a ‘frameless’ editor is displayed, but the right-click menu has no option for Strikethrough.
  2. If you use the Strikethrough on Mtext, then Explode it, you still have the Strikethrough characters.
  3. Set the variable DTEXTED to <1> for the legacy Edit Text dialog box for editing single line text.
  4. Double-click single line text with the Strikethrough characters, and you see your answer:  %%K

As my buddy Hugh Bathurst always said, “Job done!”

Michael E. Beall (B. Arch.) is an Autodesk Authorized Author and the owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC. He has been presenting on-site CAD training around the planet for more than 30 years. Contact him at [email protected], or give him a call at 502-500-2267.

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Michael E. Beall (B. Arch.) is an Autodesk Authorized Author and the owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC. He has been presenting onsite CAD training around the planet for more than 30 years. Contact him at [email protected] or give him a call at 502.500.2267.

 

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