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    by John Flanagan


    Question: When you insert data fields in AutoCAD such as room areas, the measurements are highlighted with a shaded background. How do you turn the field display background off?


    Answer: To turn this default display setting off, go to Options – User Preferences and un-tick the little box next to Display background of fields as shown.

    Remember that your printed output will not show any background shading whether the display setting is turned off or on. The shaded background is only there as a visual reminder that it is a data field and not simply text.