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Stacking Text

Stacking Text

(OP)
In ACAD, I was able to stack text so that it would look like a stacked dimension. However in DraftSight I don't seem to be able to do this. For example, Drill 7/32" Dia. Holes - Typ. 4 places. I want the 7/32 to be horizontally stacked. Does anyone know of a workaround for this seemingly minor problem?

Thanks! :)

RE: Stacking Text

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The only way I have found to do it is in the properties window.

To set text as a fraction, enter following text in properties window: 3{\S1/2;} or 3{\S1#2;}
Breakdown:
3 ___ is the regular text
{ ___ isolates the following command
\ ___ starts the command
S ___ is the command to stack
1 ___ is the numerator
/ or # ___ is the operator
2 ___ is the denominator
; ___ ends the command
} ___ ends the isolation
\P ___ executes a carriage return

RE: Stacking Text

(OP)
Excellent! Thanks so very much for responding. That did the trick but I want others to realize that, while this works initially, when you edit the text it reverts back to symbols. In other words, 13/64 became 13#64 and I was unable to get it to understand the format so I had to erase and re-enter the text at the prompt. Not a problem as long as you know this will happen. All in all, I think that Dassault Systems has done a terrific job of providing a free program that is so robust. Being a long-time ACAD person and knowing the cost of that, this is wonderful.

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