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How to search/replace tabs in texts?

A - answer The standard AutoCAD search function - FIND - cannot find control characters in drawing texts. So you cannot use it to replace TABs.

You can use the add-on utility CADstudio srxText (see Download) to perform search and replacements in any combinations of texts and conditions.

Specifically, to replace TABs e.g. by line feeds (new lines), use the following command:

SRXTEXT R \t \P {enter} {enter} D

You can also use the LISP function:

(srxtext "Regular" "\t" "\\P" "All")

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See also:
Tip 13831:ReplMTcol - recoloring parts of text in paragraph Mtext.
Tip 13139:How to insert a new line into multiline text in the Find/Replace command?
Tip 12803:How to add double line-spacing to AutoCAD paragraphs?
Tip 9265:RENAME on steroids - complex renaming of AutoCAD objects (blocks, layers...)
Tip 8065:How to add prefix or suffix to selected drawing texts?

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