Quick Reference

Enlarges or reduces selected text objects without changing their locations.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Annotate tabText panelScaleNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: ModifyObjectTextScaleNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Text 

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select objects: Use an object selection method, and press Enter when you finish

Enter a base point option for scaling [Existing/Left/Center/Middle/Right/TL/TC/TR/ML/MC/MR/BL/BC/BR]<Existing>: Specify a location to serve as a base point for resizing or scaling

The base point is a location relative to a text object that serves as a fixed point for the resizing or scaling operation, which is applied individually to each selected text object.

Specifying a base point for the operation does not change the insertion point relative to the text.

The base point options shown above are described in the TEXT command. The base point options for single line text are similar to those for multiline text except that the Align, Fit, and Left text options are equivalent to the bottom left (BL) multiline text attachment point.

Specify new model height or [ Paper height/ Match object/ Scale factor]<0.5000>: Specify a text height or enter an option

NoteYou can only specify a model height for non-annotative objects.

Paper Height

Scales the text height depending on the annotative property.

NoteYou can only specify a paper height for annotative objects.

Match Object

Scales the text objects that you originally selected to match the size of a selected text object.

NoteThis option only affects like objects (annotative or nonannotative).

Scale Factor

Scales the selected text objects based on a reference length and a specified new length.


Scales the selected text objects relative to a reference length and a new length.

The selected text is scaled by a ratio of the values that you entered for the new length and the reference length. If the new length is less than the reference length, the selected text objects are reduced in size.