Column dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to specify column display options.

To change the formatting of cells in a column in Data View

Click Map Setup tabMap panelangle-arrow. At the Command prompt, enter mapoptions.

By default, your formatting changes are saved with the current drawing. Whenever you open this table from this drawing, the table uses the saved formatting. If you do not want to save the formatting, clear the Save Format And Style Changes With Drawing option on the Data Source tab of the AutoCAD Map Options dialog box. If this option is cleared, AutoCAD Map 3D erases formatting information when you close a table. When you detach a data source, AutoCAD Map 3D erases formatting information for all tables in that data source.

If you modify table column order outside of the Data View, the Data View formatting may no longer be correct. To clear the formatting for a single table, close the table when the Save Format And Style Changes With Drawing option is cleared. To clear the formatting for all tables in a data source, detach the data source.

Use the Font tab to specify text options for the selected column.

Use the Interior Pattern tab to specify the background of cells in the selected column.

Use the Borders tab to specify borders for the selected column.

Use the Align tab to specify text alignment for the selected column.

Font tab

Font

Select a font from the list of fonts installed on your system. Row height adjusts automatically for the font size.

Outline

Select a font style. Available styles are determined by the selected font.

Size

Select a font size. Available sizes are determined by the selected font.

Effects

Select Strikeout to print hyphens through the text. Select Underline to underline the text.

Text Color

Select a color for the text.

Preview

Preview your font options.

Color tab

Interior Pattern

Select a pattern. For no pattern, select the asterisks.

Foreground

Specify the color for the foreground of the pattern. Select a color that doesn't hide the text.

Background

Specify the color for the background of the pattern. Select a color that doesn't hide the text.

3D-Effect

Select a 3D effect for the cell.

Preview

Preview your pattern and 3D effects options.

Borders tab

Border

Click in a box to select a border for the Left, Right, Top, or Bottom of each cell in the column. The border uses the currently selected line type.

Type

Click a line type to select it.

Color

Select a color for the border.

Align tab

Horizontal

Align text on the left of the cell, the right of the cell, or in the horizontal center of the cell. Select Standard to right-align numeric fields and left-align all other fields.

Vertical

Align text with the top of the cell, the bottom of the cell, or in the vertical center of the cell.

Wrap Text

Allow text to wrap in the cell. If this option is not selected, text that is too long is not displayed or printed.

Allow Enter

Specify that pressing Enter clears the cell. If this option is not selected, pressing Enter moves to the next cell.

Auto Size

Automatically adjust the column width to the longest value in the column.