No longer are you limited to a single line text attributes, you can now create and use multiline attributes "MATTs". The MATTs also get a very nice set of special formatting options in a MText like editor.
To create a multiline attribute definition
- Click Draw menu > Block > Define Attributes....
or at the Command prompt, enter ATTDEF
- In the Attribute Definition dialog box, under Mode, select Multiple Lines.
- Enter tag information, location, and text options.
- (Optional) Under Text Settings, Boundary Width, specify a value.
- (Optional) Click the Multiline In-Place Text Editor button to use the in-place text editor to format the attribute in the drawing.
- Click OK.
After creating the attribute definition, you can select it as an object while creating a block definition. If the attribute definition is incorporated into a block, whenever you insert the block, you are prompted with the text string you specified for the attribute. Each subsequent instance of the block can have a different value specified for the attribute.
Try using a <Ctrl> double click. That will launch the in-place editor for Multiline attributes or even the legacy single line attributes.
Set ATTIPE to 0 to get the limited editor.
The following commands have support for the multiline attributes.
Also, the new command ATTIPEDIT does change the text for an attribute, but it does it in-place. It works for both single and multi-line attributes (SATTs & MATTs).