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[Technology Preview] Text Favorite Manager

Used to create and manage text favorites. The Text Favorites Manager supports element property types to enable reusable property-driven annotations. The text favorites created in the Text Favorite Manager can contain placeholder fields as well as fields with property values (fields created in the Text Editor window).

You can open this dialog from the following:
  • Text Editor window: Selecting Manage Text Favorites from the Insert Favorite drop-down
SettingDescription
Create a new category
Creates a new category or sub-category of text favorites. To create a sub-category, first select the category in which you want to create the sub-category. All the categories, subcategories, and favorites created in a file are grouped under a root category that has the name of the file. For example, in the above image, the CommonTextFav.dgnlib is the root category. If the MS_DGNLIBLIST_TEXTFAVORITES configuration variable points to more than one DGN library files that contain text favorites, then a separate root category is displayed for each DGN library.
TEXFAVORITECATEGORY ADD [ category_name ]
Create a new text favorite
Creates a new text favorite and displays in the Favorites list box.
Save
Saves the new text favorites and changes made to existing text favorites.
TEXFAVORITE SAVE
Note: Make sure the text favorite is selected before executing the key-in.
Rename
Allows you to rename the selected category or favorite.
TEXFAVORITECATEGORY RENAME [ category_name ]
Note: Make sure the text favorite category is selected before executing the key-in.
Delete
Deletes the selected text favorite.
TEXFAVORITE DELETE
Note: Make sure the text favorite or category is selected before executing the key-in.
Copy
Copies the selected category or favorite. You can also press <Shift> key and sequentially multi-select items or use <Ctrl> key to multi-select categories and text favorites in any order and then use the Copy command to copy the selected items.
Paste
Pastes the copied category or favorite within the selected category.
Favorites list box Lists the text favorites from the current file as well as from DGN libraries pointed by the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.

Use the following key-in to expand the selected text favorite category:

TEXFAVORITECATEGORY EXPAND

Use the following key-in to select a subcategory of text favorite:

TEXFAVORITECATEGORY SELECTSUBCATEGORY [ sub_category_name ]
Pop-up menu in Favorites list box The following options are displayed when you right-click a category or favorite in the Favorites list box:
  • Add - (Available only when you select a category) Creates a new favorite within the selected category.
  • Copy - Copies the selected category or favorite.
  • Paste - Pastes the copied category or favorite within the selected category.
  • Delete - Deletes the selected category or favorite.
  • Add Category - Creates a new category or sub-category within the selected category.
  • Rename - Allows you to rename the selected category or favorite.
  • Sort Children - (Available only when you select a category) Alphabetically sorts the items within the selected category.
Text Style Sets the Active Text Style from a list of all available text styles.
Open Text Style Dialog
Opens the Text Styles dialog which is used to create and modify text styles.
Revert Style


Removes text style override(s) and resets the style to its previously saved version.
Spell Check


Opens the Check Spelling dialog, which is used to spell check the text in the editor.
Insert Symbol


Opens the Symbol Inserter dialog which is used to insert symbols and create custom symbol lists.

Right-clicking a symbol and selecting Add to Favorites adds the symbol to the Favorite Symbols tab. Commonly used symbols can be inserted directly from the list in the Favorite symbols tab.

Editing Box Allows you to enter favorite content. You can insert normal text or fields in this box.
Field Type Lists the field types. You can choose from the following options:
  • Element Properties
  • Model Properties
  • File Properties
  • Sheet Index Properties
  • Sheet Index Folder Properties
  • Item Types
TEXFAVORITE SELECTFIELDTYPE < Element Properties | Model Properties | Sheet Index Properties | Sheet Index Folder Properties >
Field Sub Type Lists the subtypes of the field. Options in this drop-down list depend on the Field Type selection.
TEXFAVORITE SELECTSUBFIELDTYPE [ sub_field_name ]
Properties Lists the properties of the selected field subtype. You can search properties by entering the property name in the Search field above this list box.
TEXFAVORITE SELECTPROPERTY [ "parent_property_name" ] [ "child_property_name" ]
Property Formatter When you select a property, it's formatting properties display on the right side of the Properties list box. For example, if the value of the property is a text string, you will get the option to select the case in which you want to display the value. Similarly, if the value of the selected property is an integer, you can set the minimum width, display of leading zeros, and alignment.
Preview Previews the text favorite. For example, if you select the Model Name field, active model's name is displayed in the Preview section.
Note: For element properties, preview is displayed only if an element of that type is present in the active model. In case of model properties, preview is displayed only for the active model type. For example, if you are in a design model, the preview will be shown only for design model properties and not for drawing model properties. Whenever preview cannot be shown, an invalid field indicator string #### is displayed.
Accept Select this button to add the property as a field to the favorite.
TEXFAVORITE ADDSELECTEDFIELD
Key-in: TEXTFAVORITE DIALOG
Key-in: TEXTFAVORITE CLOSE