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    new to revit- combine text

    I am brand new to using revit. Is there a way that you can combine lines of text into one without doing the copy and past for each setence? I know in AutoCadd you can combine text into one paragraph with a single command. Is there anything like that in Revit?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Nope, not that I know off...

    Welcome to the forum btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander2323 View Post
    I am brand new to using revit. Is there a way that you can combine lines of text into one without doing the copy and past for each setence? I know in AutoCadd you can combine text into one paragraph with a single command. Is there anything like that in Revit?
    Thanks for your help.
    I'm curious about what you are doing here. Why, in Revit, would you need to combine lines of text from different places? And, to confirm, the text that you are trying to combine IS in Revit and not in some other program?

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    In Revit, I use text only as the absolutely last resort. Therefore, I don't worry about inability to e.g. join different strings of text together. In extremally rare instances that I have to do it, the simple cut'n-paste is more than sufficient.

    So, what I use for annotating? Tags, tags, tags, tags, tags, and little more tags. Up to 10 different tags for the same object if needed.

    Then keynotes, some more keynotes and many more keynotes. Same principle as for tags (with fewer options though: material keynote, object keynote and if I need a different text, user keynote). With keynotes though, you have to pre-make your text in a separate file, which then has to be manually updated in Revit. It's a simple enough process but it beats me why Revit doesn't have the ability to edit the keynote files from within - similar to shared parameters file. The current workflow is totally un-Revit, which makes it a bit cumbersome.

    For blocks of a universal text I use annotation families (there is where I use text the most - in the Family Editor) combined with the manually filled labels to make them suit different situations. And if I want to make them really universal I use multiple text strings and labels - one on top of the other - with their visibility controlled from within the project by YES/NO parameters (simple ticks in certain boxes). Once made and saved in the library - always available - in the same form, style, layout and with correct wording and spelling. No brainer. Consistent throughout the project and all your other projects too.

    I am TOTALLY oposed to "fudging" anything in Revit. Everything should be BIM in the sense that whatever change you make it is automatically updated throughout your project including annotations. Text IMHO is another method of "fudging". It doesn't change automatilcally if you change something in your model. Therefore should be avoided at all cost.
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    Just wondering if the text generator in revit extensions would work for this chap?

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    I believe there is a combine text, all caps, all lowercase, and sentence case in the REVVED Revit extensions
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    Come to think of it, how can I delete a text type?...Or is right in front of my snoz?

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    Not that it answers the question but...

    The only reason there is a Text2MText is because once upon a time there was nothing but single line text in AutoCAD. Talk about a lousy text editing environment! Then Autodesk added MText, round about R12-14 or so I think, so mid to late 90's. At that point there was a decade of DWGs with single line text, so the heroes in the Express Tools team (Randy, Frank, Dominic, Tom, thanks guys!) came up with a little tool to facilitate migrating those many thousands of DWGs into the MText based future. Because had manual updates been the only option, most people would still have a metric crap ton of single line text in their files.
    Now Revit has never had lousy single line text, so there is no mass of legacy data out there that needs upgrading. And for the life of me I can't think of a (common) situation where what had been a bunch of single lines needed to be pushed together. All I can think of is some mess of an Abbreviations Legend, and I tend to maintain such things in Word and either puke all the text into a Revit text object, or even make a 300 DPI PNG and use that in Revit. Because any editing of that stuff in Revit rather sucks. Because our text editor is a bloody farce. Would love to just link a DWF into the sheet, but alas gotta use AutoBAD to use DWFs like that.

    As for deleting a Text style, you have to use Purge Unused. Text will be an option under Other Styles, with Text Styles available to purge listed when you twirl the Text +. Just remember to do a Check None first so you are ONLY deleting a text style.

    There, in the end a somewhat helpful post after all.

    Gordon

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    Yep, as I thought, under my snoz.
    Thanks Gordon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCM View Post
    I believe there is a combine text, all caps, all lowercase, and sentence case in the REVVED Revit extensions
    Here is the link to Revved Suite of tools. Great set of text tools' and free.

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