Use Big Font Text in a Drawing
 
 
 

To use a Big Font for drawing text, you set up a text style and then specify the name of the Big Font file.

To use a Big Font for drawing text, you must set up a text style by using the STYLE command and then specify the name of the Big Font file. The same text style can use a normal ASCII font as well; enter only the two file names, separated by a comma. The following example uses the command prompt version of the STYLE command. To enable Big Fonts from the Text Style dialog box, choose the Use Big Font option.

Command: -style

Enter name of text style or [?] <current>: style_name

Specify full font name or font file name (TTF or SHX): txt,greek

AutoCAD assumes that the first name is the normal font and that the second is the big font.

If you enter only one name, AutoCAD assumes it is the normal font and removes any associated Big Font.

By using leading or trailing commas when specifying the font file names, you can change one font without affecting the other, as shown in the following table.

 

Input

Result

normal, big

Both normal and Big Font specified

normal,

Normal font only (Big Font unchanged)

,big

Big Font only (normal font unchanged)

normal

Normal font only (if necessary, Big Font removed)

ENTER (null response)

No change

When you use the STYLE command to list styles or to revise an existing style, AutoCAD displays the normal font file, a comma, and the Big Font file. If the style has only a Big Font file, it is displayed with a leading comma: ,greek.

For each character in a text string, AutoCAD searches the Big Font file first. If the character is not found there, the normal font file is searched.

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