January 31, 2018
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I have text and/or spreadsheet information that I would like to copy into Chief Architect. How can I do this?
Text can be copied to and from Chief Architect using the shortcut keyboard commands for Copy and Paste.
To copy text from Chief Architect to another program
Open a Chief Architect plan that contains text you would like to copy.
- Using the Select Objects tool, select the text you wish to copy.
- Click the Copy/Paste edit button.
- Open the program you want to paste this copied text into and press Ctrl + V if you're on a Windows PC or Command + V if you're on a Mac on your keyboard.
To copy text from another program into Chief Architect
- Select the text you would like to copy, right click and choose Copy.
- Open Chief Architect and click Edit> Paste> Paste .
Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+V if you're on a Windows PC or Command + V if you're on a Mac on your keyboard.
To copy a spreadsheet into Chief Architect
Select the cells that you would like to paste from a spreadsheet application, then select the Copy option. You can also press Ctrl + C on a PC or Command + C on a Mac.
- Open the Chief Architect plan or layout file in which you would like to paste the text from another program.
- Select CAD> Text> Text from the menu, then click in your drawing area to open the Text Specification dialog.
- Click once inside the Text field, then press Ctrl + V if you're using a Windows PC or Command + V if you're using a Mac.
- On the Attributes panel of the Text Specification dialog, check Display Border and Display Grid Lines under the Box/Grid section to display column and row separation lines.
- Your selected spreadsheet cells will now appear in the Text object.