Quick Reference

Creates a multiline text object.

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 
 Pointing device: Double-click a multiline text object.


You can create several paragraphs of text as a single multiline text (mtext) object. With the built-in editor, you can format the text appearance, columns, and boundaries.

After you specify the point for the opposite corner when the ribbon is active, the Text Editor ribbon contextual tab displays. If the ribbon is not active, the in-place text editor is displayed.

If you specify one of the other options, or if you enter -mtext at the Command prompt, MTEXT bypasses the In-Place Text editor and displays additional Command prompts.