Underline Text

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Underline Text

Post by ssobol » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:40 pm

I am requesting a feature that allows underlining text. This is important when doing electrical diagrams. Underlined letters indicate lower case pin designations in electrical connectors.

For instance, a multipin connector may have both a pin marked "S" and one marked "s". To make the difference clear the one would be "S" in the prints and the other "s".

Thank you for addressing this.

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Re: Underline Text

Post by andrew » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:46 pm

You can create an underlined text as follows:

- Create a normal (not underlined) text using Draw > Text and make sure that on the left side of the dialog the checkbox for "Simple Text" is checked.
- Select the text and use the property editor (View > Property Editor) to add %%u to the start of the text property, for example "%%us" to create an underlined s.

%%u is the DXF code to toggle underlining for simple texts.

Note that support of underlined texts is incomplete at this point. The text dialog does not support this feature.

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