8.1 Text on a line

In many cases, the annotations of a drawing consist of one or two words. It is common to see in the architectural plans, for example, words like "Kitchen" or "North Facade". In situations like this, text on a line is easy to create and locate. For that, we can use the "Text" command or the corresponding button of the "Text" group of the "Annotate" tab. In doing so, the command line window asks us to indicate the coordinates of the insertion point of the text. Note also that we have two options: "jUstify" and "Style", which we will discuss a little later. Meanwhile, we must add that we must also indicate the height and the angle of inclination of the text. Zero degrees gives us horizontal text and, again, positive degrees go counterclockwise. Finally, we can write our text.

As you could see, when you finish writing a line of text you can press "ENTER", so Autocad allows us to write another line of text in the next line, but that new text will be an independent object of the first line already written. Even before writing that new text, we can define with the mouse a new insertion point on the screen.

The option "jUstification" of the command window allows us to choose the point of the text that will coincide with the insertion point. In other words, by definition, the text point is the left corner of the base of the first letter, but if we choose any other of the points of justification, then the text will be "justified" based on it with respect to the point of insertion. The insertion points of the text are the following:

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Which, obviously, corresponds to the subsequent options when we choose «jUstify».

Maybe you always use the left justification and justify the text of a line taking care of the insertion point (finally you have to consider that the text objects of a line can move with ease, as we will see in the chapters dedicated to the edition of objects) . But if you want to be precise about the location of the text, then you need to know and use these justification options.

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