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Oct 8, 2013

I am trying to add an MTEXT background mask in vba I know it may be easy to do in lisp but I already have a working vba code for creating the MTEXT just need to add the background mask into the text.

all the codes I can find in the internet are doing it in lisp.

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Why is this happening?

The dwg was fine, then it crashed while changing from modle space to paper space...

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I do not recall hitting any buttons or making any keystrokes without my knowing...

Is there a way to get my text back to Horizontal and stay that way?

I tried setting the MTEXTFIXED to: 0, 1 & 2.

NONE of these options changed anything.

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I am currently working with the latest CAD available.

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