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Nigel Vincent
Than you first everyone for supporting LibreCAD, I am 20 pages of text into writing Manual so I can understand program and hopefully will then have something to send in.

With Mtest inserted into a drawing it initially has a box around the text but I can find no way to change the column of text width to say 3000mm wide in scale 1:100 drawing.  Some other programs have a ruler.

Am I miss something?  Is there a work around?

Thank you again.
Nigel
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dellus
I do not get a box around the text initially. Or do you mean the input box? Anyway, there is no way to limit the width of a text column automatically, you will have to take care of this manually by breaking the line with "Enter".  As LibreCAD is not a text processing program something like a ruler would be a luxury feature. Advanced commercial programs might have this.
Curious for your manual...
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Ah, sorry. Are you talking about a LC 3 development version? Then all I have said may be nonsense.
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Nigel Vincent
No you were correct, I am not into LC 3 development yet.  Still getting a handle on LibreCAD 2D.   Thank you for replying.
  
The only work around I thought of was to open MText; type the letters of the alphabet in the font and size I want; insert into drawing; draw a vertical line from insert point, offset line (in this case) 3000mm showing the letter place where the text column needs to end. Delete the rest of the alphabet and I have a line of text (my own text ruler so to speak) I can now insert the text I want under this to the width I want and lastly delete the part alphabet (the ruler) and locate the column of text in the drawing.  Bit of juggling the first time but can copy the text around the drawing and place on to my drawing template for future drawings.  I suppose this explanation is something else to add to the proposed manual I am working on!  I hope this helps others.
Regards Nigel

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Ah, sorry. Are you talking about a LC 3 development version? Then all I have said may be nonsense.


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OK, now I understand what you mean. The problem is that you don't see it live on the screen during typing how it will look, only after inserting. As a workaround you could draw a text box of your 3000 mm width first, maybe on a different layer. Then do your MText without any line breaking and insert it into the box. You will then see where it flows over the border. Open the text again with modify - properties and in the input window insert a line breaking with 'Enter' after the last letter that is within the box. Proceed so on, as you now will see where to insert the next line breaking.
I'm not sure if 'line breaking ' is the correct term in English. I guess you know what I mean.  
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Nigel Vincent
Thank you for spending additional time thinking about this, it is a well thought out answer.  I am sure your reply will assist many it certainly assists me!

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:45 AM, dellus [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
OK, now I understand what you mean. The problem is that you don't see it live on the screen during typing how it will look, only after inserting. As a workaround you could draw a text box of your 3000 mm width first, maybe on a different layer. Then do your MText without any line breaking and insert it into the box. You will then see where it flows over the border. Open the text again with modify - properties and in the input window insert a line breaking with 'Enter' after the last letter that is within the box. Proceed so on, as you now will see where to insert the next line breaking.
I'm not sure if 'line breaking ' is the correct term in English. I guess you know what I mean.  


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I moved this thread to the LibreCAD-user sub forum to avoid further irritations with LC3 development.
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