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How to FIND special characters

From Draftsperson.net

(22 Nov 2007)

Applies to:

  • AutoCAD 2006+


How can can I use the FIND command to search and replace the special characters used normally for wildcard searches?


Prefix the special character with the back apostrophe (`). This is often found at the top left of the keyboard on the same button as the tilde (~).

The Special Characters

  • # (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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