Exploding Arc Text in AutoCAD

We needed to explode the arc aligned text in AutoCAD to import it into another program. Exploding the text made it revert to the wrong text and using the Express Tools Explode Text did not work. To get what we needed we first added a text style with the font we desired. We exploded the arc text with "explode" command. We then selected all of the text, changed its style property to the style with the font we wanted, and then used the Express Tools "explode to text" command. This got us very very close to what we needed and worked out well.