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Finding and Replacing Text

You can browse the drawing to find Text and you can find and replace Text.

To find and replace Text:

  1. Click Edit > Find (or type Find).

    The Find and Replace dialog box opens.

  2. In Find what, type the Text to find.
  3. In Search in, specify where to find the Text. You can browse:
    • on the Active Sheet/Area
    • in the Entire drawing
    • in a specified Selection set. Click Select in graphics area  and click in the graphics area to add entities. The dialog box closes temporarily until you specify the entities to form a selection set.
  4. In Replace with, type the Text to replace the search string. Leave Replace with empty if you want to find Text but not replace it.
  5. Click Options to specify the entity types to include in the search and set search options.

    The Find and Replace Options dialog box opens:

    1. In Search for text in select or clear BlockAttribute values, Dimensions, Notes and SimpleNotes, Hyperlink addresses, Hyperlink text, Tables, and Externally referenced drawings.
    2. Specify whether to Match case, Find whole words only, and Use wildcards.
  6. In Search Results:
    • click Find, then Find next, to search for the specified Text

      In the context area text blocks or text lines display the corresponding content of the found Text.

      The Summary area displays the number of matches found or changed.

    • click Replace to replace all appearances of the found Text
    • click Replace All to replace all found Text locations
    • click Select All to create a selection set from all the entities that contain the text displayed in the Search result list.
    • click Zoom to to zoom to the current Text location in the graphics area
  7. Click Close.


Command: Find

Menu: Edit > Find

Related Topics

Checking Spelling

Parent Topic

Working with Text

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