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Stopping Text (or Attributes) from being mirrored backwards
*Applies to: AutoCAD R12, 13, 14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 and 2005*

Do you find yourself trying to avoid selecting Text objects within your drawing when you go to mirror objects?  If you are doing this you are not the only one, there is a system variable within AutoCAD that controls the behavior of how Text (or Attributes) is drawn after it has been mirrored.  The system variable called MIRRTEXT controls the behavior of the MIRROR command.

0 -  Text (or Attribute) objects are mirrored and not displayed backwards.

1 -  Text (or Attribute) objects are mirrored and displayed backwards


Command Line:
Command: Mirrtext
Enter new value for MIRRTEXT <1>: 0