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Column Settings Dialog Box
Quick Reference

Displays options for setting up columns such as the type, number of columns, height, and width, and gutter size.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabAnnotation panelMultiline TextNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: Draw  Text  Multiline TextNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Draw 
 Command entry: mtext

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Column Type

Displays choices for the type of columns you want to create.

Column Number

Sets the number of columns. This is only active when you select Static Columns.


Displays mtext height when Auto Height with Dynamic or Static Columns is selected.


Displays and specifies control column and gutter width values. The gutter value is five times the default mtext text height.

Also displays the total width value of the mtext object.