QTEXT to Select Empty Text or Attributes

I have previously posted about using the QTEXT command to temporarily hide your text in order to speed up performance in case you are working on a large drawing…

Well, Here’s another use for QTEXT. If you have empty text boxes or attributes, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to select it so that you can modify it (like delete it)?…

Here’s how:

  • QTEXT <enter>
  • ON <enter>
  • RE <enter> for REGEN ( to regenerate the drawing and make the QTEXT changes visible)
  • Double-click the text object. Note: Expty Text and Attributes will show as a dot.
  • You can also select the text objects by using ED <enter> (for Edit Text) then selecting the text object.



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6 Responses to QTEXT to Select Empty Text or Attributes

  1. Jason says:

    I believe since AutoCAD 2011 the purge command has purged emtpy text items.

    • AutoCAD Tips says:

      True, but this is just showing a way of selecting the empty object.
      Other than deleting the objects, this is very useful for selecting a specific attribute to enter a new attribute.
      Thanks for the heads up Jason

  2. May I ask what software you’re using to create your gifs?

    • AutoCAD Tips says:

      Hey Melanie,
      Thanks for stopping by. I have been checking in at your blog for a while now. I think that you do a great job. If you are going to AU this year, I’ll make sure to say hi.

      What I use for the animated gifs is 2 programs
      1) PCHand Recorder to record the video. It is cheap to buy ($20) compare that to camtasia. The only draw back is that I have found it to be not that great for making videos/tutorials with sound.
      I originally found it free at giveawayoftheday.com.
      2) I use VirtualDub to turn the .avi into an animated gif. This program is awesome because of its simplicity and also because it is free!!

      I hope to see some animated gifs at your blog soon!!

  3. Greg,

    Thanks very much. Yes, I will be at AU this year. Probably the easiest place to find me to say ‘hi’ will be the AUGI booth, and I should be pretty easy to spot. Look forward to meeting you!

    Great, thanks for the info! I want to say I have used GIMP to create animated gifs in the past, but, recall it was a bit of a hassle, and I knew there must be easier options out there.



  4. Richard says:

    Brilliant, I was just about to try and create a LISP routine for that exact purpose.

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