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.
- By default, when editing single line text, a ‘frameless’ editor is displayed, but the right-click menu has no option for Strikethrough.
- If you use the Strikethrough on Mtext, then Explode it, you still have the Strikethrough characters.
- Set the variable DTEXTED to <1> for the legacy Edit Text dialog box for editing single line text.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or give him a call at 502-500-2267.