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Category: IntelliCAD
Topic ID: 1064
Title: Switch text editor to dialog based or in-place
Created: 0000-00-00Last modified: 0000-00-00

Carlson 2018 + IntelliCAD 8.3 (for older versions see below):

* multi-line text editor could be switched by MTEXTED system variable:
** "Internal" or null (.) - The In-Place Text Editor is displayed when working with multiline text. 
** "OldEditor" - The Multiline Text Editor dialog box is displayed when working with multiline text. 
** Path and executable filename to a different text editor - That text editor or word processor program is displayed when working with multiline text. For example, "Notepad" will use the Windows Notepad application when editing multiline text, and saving from Notepad will update the multiline text in the drawing. 

* simple text editor could be switched by TEXTED system variable:
** 0 = Displays an in-place text editor when creating or editing single-line text.
** [Old behavior] 1 = Accepts text on the command line when creating single-line text and displays the Edit Text dialog box (with a properties menu) when editing single-line text.
** [Default] 2 = Displays an in-place text editor for creating and editing text just as option 0. In addition, when creating text, you can click anywhere in a drawing to create a new text block. 
** 3 = Accepts text on the command line when creating single-line text and displays a simplified Edit Text dialog box (without a properties menu) when editing single-line text.
** 4 = Accepts text on the command line when creating single-line text and edits text at the command line when editing single-line text.


In Carlson 2017 + intelliCAD 8.2 new in-place text editor was introduced. It is still possible to use old editor. You just need to set system variables once.

Switching to old dialog-based editor.

* for multi-line text:
MTEXTED
oldeditor

* for single line text:

DTEXTED
1
TEXTEDITMODE
4

Switching to new in-place editor.

* for multi-line text:

MTEXTED
Internal

* for single line text:

DTEXTED
0
TEXTEDITMODE
3

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