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AutoStack Properties Dialog Box
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Sets the defaults for automatically stacking characters.

Access Methods

Button

 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

Summary

To display the AutoStack Properties dialog box when you have suppressed automatic display, select stacked text, right-click, and click Properties on the shortcut menu. In the Stack Properties dialog box, click AutoStack.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Enable AutoStacking

Automatically stacks numeric characters entered before and after the carat, slash, or pound character. For example, if you type 1#3 followed by a nonnumeric character or space, the text is automatically stacked as a diagonal fraction.

Remove Leading Blank

Removes blanks between a whole number and a fraction.

Convert It to a Diagonal Fraction

Converts the slash character to a diagonal fraction when AutoStack is on.

Convert It to a Horizontal Fraction

Converts the slash character to a horizontal fraction when AutoStack is on.

NoteWhether AutoStack is on or off, the pound character is always converted to a diagonal fraction, and the carat character is always converted to a tolerance format.
Don't Show This Dialog Again; Always Use These Settings

Suppresses display of the AutoStack Properties dialog box. The current property settings are used for all stacked text. When this option is cleared, the AutoStack Properties dialog box is automatically displayed if you type two numbers separated by a slash, carat, or pound sign followed by a space or nonnumeric character.