AutoCAD Text Styles


AutoCAD has two different types of text that can be created Single Line and Multiline.  The format that the text is shown on your drawing is controlled by the text style manager.

Access to the text style manager can be found either on the Home Tab or the Annotate Tab.

Once selected the following dialog box is presented on screen.

The default styles out the box is the Annotative and Standard style. On the right hand side you have 3 options

  • Set Current – make a style current for use
  • New – create a new style
  • Delete – delete an existing style

In the Font section, you can select the Font that you would like to present the text in as well as if the font style is Regular, Bold, Bold Italic or Italic.

If the sizing is set to zero then the size of the font being used is controlled by whatever it is being used for eg. dimensions. In this case the dimension style will control what size the font is.  If the text style is set to a non zero number then the text style will control the size of the font being used.

Selecting Annotative will keep the size of the text the same on paper space no matter what the scale is.

In the Effects section you can set the text to show backwards, upside down and also in a vertical manner.

Lastly you have the Width factor and the oblique angle.  The Width factor stretches out the wording with whatever scale factor you decide on and the oblique angle will slant the text at the angle you specify.