Change Multiline Text

You can change the location and content of multiline text objects with the Properties palette, the In-Place Text Editor, and grips. You can easily find and replace text with the FIND command.

After you create multiline text, you can use the Properties palette to change

In addition, you can use the In-Place Text Editor to modify individual formatting, such as boldface and underlining, and to change the width of the multiline text object.

Change Text Location

You can use grips to move multiline text or to resize the line width. A multiline text object has grips at the four corners of the text boundary and, in some cases, at the justification point.

If you use the Properties palette to move multiline text, you can edit content and change properties at the same time.

Commands such as DIMLINEAR or LEADER create multiline text automatically without requiring that a bounding box be specified; these objects have only a single grip at the justification point.

When you need to align or move multiline text objects, you can use the Node and Insertion object snaps for precision. If the OSNAPNODELEGACY system variable is set to 0, the Node object snap ignores multiline text.

Find and Replace Text

To search for and replace text, use FIND. Replacement is based on text content only; character formatting and text properties are not changed.

With FIND, you can use wild-card characters in your search.



# (Pound)

Matches any numeric digit

@ (At)

Matches any alphabetic character

. (Period)

Matches any nonalphanumeric character

* (Asterisk)

Matches any string and can be used anywhere in the search string

? (Question mark)

Matches any single character; for example, ?BC matches ABC, 3BC, and so on

~ (Tilde)

Matches anything but the pattern; for example; ~*AB*matches all strings that don't contain AB

[ ]

Matches any one of the characters enclosed; for example, [AB]C matches AC and BC


Matches any character not enclosed; for example, [~AB]C matches XC but not AC


Specifies a range for a single character; for example, [A-G]C matches AC, BC, and so on to GC, but not HC

` (Reverse quote)

Reads the next character literally; for example, `~AB matches ~AB

To search for drawing files that contain a specific word or phrase, use the Search tool in Microsoft. Windows. . You can use the Search tool to find all textual data except text in tables and fields, and xrefs within drawing files.

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