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Stack Properties Dialog Box
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Edits the text, stack type, alignment, and size of stacked text.

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 open the Stack Properties dialog box, select the stacked text, right-click, and click Properties on the shortcut menu.

You can edit the upper and lower text separately. The Appearance options control the stack style, position, and text size of the stacked text.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

Text

Changes the upper and lower numbers of a stacked fraction.

Upper

Edits the number in the upper part or first half of a stacked fraction.

Lower

Edits the number in the lower part or second half of a stacked fraction.

Appearance

Edits the style, position, or text size of a stacked fraction.

Style

Specifies a style format for stacked text: horizontal fraction, diagonal fraction, tolerance, and decimal.

Fraction (Horizontal)

Stacks the selected text with the first number on top of the second number separated by a horizontal line.

Fraction (Diagonal)

Stacks the selected text with the first number on top of the second number separated by a diagonal line.

NoteReleases of AutoCAD earlier than AutoCAD 2000 do not support diagonal fractions. If a multiline text object contains diagonal fractions, the fractions are converted to horizontal fractions when you save the drawing to pre-AutoCAD 2000 releases. Diagonal fractions are restored when the drawing is re-opened in AutoCAD 2000 or a later release. If a single multiline text object contains both horizontal and diagonal fractions, all fractions are converted to diagonal fractions when the drawing is reopened in AutoCAD 2000 or a later release.
Tolerance

Stacks the selected text with the first number on top of the second number. There is no line between the numbers.

Decimal

A variation of the Tolerance style that aligns the decimal point of both the upper and lower numbers of selected text.

Position

Specifies how fractions are aligned. Center alignment is the default. All stacked text in an object uses the same alignment.

Top

Aligns the top of the fraction with the top of the text line.

Center

Centers the fraction vertically at the center of the text line.

Bottom

Aligns the bottom of the fraction with the text baseline.

Text Size

Controls the size of the stacked text as a percentage of the size of the current text style (from 25 to 125 percent).

Defaults

Saves the new settings as defaults or restores the previous default values to the current stacked text.

AutoStack Button

Displays the AutoStack Properties dialog box. AutoStack only stacks numeric characters immediately before and after the carat, slash, and pound characters. To stack nonnumeric characters, or text that includes spaces, select the text and choose the Stack button.