About Text Styles

A text style is a named collection of text settings that controls the appearance of text, such as font, line spacing, justification, and color. You create text styles to specify the format of text quickly, and to ensure that text conforms to industry or project standards.

All drawings contain a STANDARD text style which can’t be deleted. Once you create a standard set of text styles, you can save the drawing as a template file (.dwt) that you can use when you start a new drawing.

Text Font

A significant part of any text style is the font assigned to that style. More than one text style can use the same font. If your company has a standard font, you can modify other text style settings to create a set of text styles that use this standard font in different ways.

The following shows the same font used by different text styles that use different oblique settings to define the slant of the text.

Text Height

If you specify a text height other than 0 as part of a text style, that value is used when you create single-line and multiline text. If the height is set to 0, you are prompted for the height when you create single-line text, while multiline text defaults to the value stored in the TEXTSIZE system variable.