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How to find a dot (.), asterisk (*) or question mark (?) in the drawing text?

A - answer When entering the text to find in the Search and Replace dialog (the FIND command) you can use wildcard characters (since version 2006). If you really want to find the entered character (being a wildcard), you need to add the prefix (escape) character "back apostrophe" (`).

The wildcard characters are:

  • # (hash) - numerals
  • @ (at) - alphabet characters
  • . (dot) - non-alphanumeric characters
  • * (asterisk) - any string
  • ? (question mark) - any character
  • ~ (tilde) - all but the pattern
  • [] (brackets) - list of characters or interval
  • ` (back apostrophe) - take the following character verbatim (as a standard one)
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See also:
Tip 12803:How to add double line-spacing to AutoCAD paragraphs?
Tip 9265:RENAME on steroids - complex renaming of AutoCAD objects.
Tip 8065:How to add prefix or suffix to selected drawing texts?
Tip 7892:How to find blocks with an empty (not-filled-in) attribute?
Tip 7890:How to find missing numbers in a series of numbered blocks?


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