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Place Text Node

Used to place empty text nodes in a design to be filled with text later using the Place Text tool or to be linked with a database row using the Attach Displayable Attributes tool. The text node is placed with the active text node attributes. When text is attached to the text node, the text editor initializes with the settings of the text node and it assumes the attributes of the text node, unless text attributes are explicitly changed before placing text into the text node.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Drawing > Annotate > Text > More
  • Toolbox: Text

The active text node attributes are set in the Text Styles dialog, and include Font, Height, Width, and Justification and Line Spacing.

View Independent If on, text appears at the same orientation regardless of the view rotation.
Active Angle Sets the angle, in degrees, at which text is placed, when the Place Text tool's Method is By Origin or View Independent.
Key-in: SET NODE < OFF | ON | TOGGLE >
Note: Empty text nodes are visible only in views for which Text Nodes is on. In a view for which Text Nodes is on, a small cross displays at the text node origin and the text node identification number is justified relative to the cross according to the Active Text Node Justification, and is increased by one each time a text node is placed. Text Nodes is set in the View Attributes dialog.