I was wondering if there was a way to create multi-line text like AutoCAD let's you do? So in AutoCAD, you can create text via the MTEXT and you can format the text with rows, columns, auto-adjust, manual, bullets, numbering and unlimited possibilities. But the guy I asked around in the office I just started in says he doesn't know how to do that and he just does his text via the regular text dialog where every time you hit return its its own single line, which is annoying if I am creating notes in a drawing and I have 85 notes and then the engineer removes a few, then I have to renumber and move everything every time. In AutoCAD I can just delete the notes and the numbering will adjust accordingly and I can move the columns and rows to fit my real estate. Thanks in advance.
It is always a good idea when posting your queries to advise the software and version you are currently using.
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In MicroStation CONNECT Edition we have included a new Text Editor that allows you to format using the various methods you have listed.
The Text Editor Icon Bar and Tab Ruler include many of the capabilities you would see within the AutoCad text editor.
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Chris LeMay said:you can format the text with rows, columns
Perhaps a MicroStation Table would provide what you want?
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That doesn't appear to have settings for an automatically bulleted/numbered list. Are there additional options not shown in that dialog by default?
This would be helpful, especially when dealing with entities that require a lot of notes and lists in their plans.
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Chris LeMay said: create multi-line text like AutoCAD let's you do? So in AutoCAD, you can create text via the MTEXT and you can format the text with rows, columns, auto-adjust, manual, bullets, numbering and unlimited possibilities
I feel your pain, I found in v8i the text editor quite clumsy and poorly documented in the help, especially the para and indenting I can make it work in MStn as is, after a fashion but never got the bullet point to auto number nor to reset itself or renumber automatically, but my work around that always works is to open MS Word and do all the fancy text note bullet points and formatting there but be careful your font needs to be as close to what you work in ms as some things like bullet dots don't exist in all fonts..... but with true type it works most often .....then copy paste it into the word processor , (you may need to mix fonts in the word processor to get the bullets right) ... and it works beautifully.. then I know for next time if I need to reformat ie remove a number midway I open text editor and copy paste it back into word and do it there...
Not what you want to hear, I know, but its a workaround that's quick and dirty but very easy and FAST.. and I never worked in 20 years in drafting where they don't have MS office on every pc.. I read the html in the link provided for CE but IMHO it looks like it still hasn't improved or become easier the two little tabs are still there for line indent and para indent.. no mention of bullet points or auto numbering.. .so IMHO still sadly lagging even further behind our cousins using ACAD Mtext functionality.
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Yes! Exactly. I recently switched companies and have been using AutoCAD for decades and now this company uses both as some jobs are required to be done and submitted in MicroStation. So it's a learning curve for me. I'm excited to learn the software, but get frustrated when I realize all the options I took for grant it with ACAD. Also, this company is using MicroStation V8i Select Series 4. Shouldn't they use a newer version. I feel like they should and i should ask them.
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