Finding and Replacing Multiline Text

To quickly search for and replace multiline text word by word, use the find and replace feature in the Multiline Text Editor. Replacement is based on text content only; character formatting and text properties are unchanged. For information about finding and replacing text contained in objects other than multiline text objects, such as line text and block attributes, see “Finding and Replacing Text.”

To find multiline text

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Text.
  2. Select a multiline text object.
  3. In the Multiline Text Editor, choose the Find/Replace tab.
  4. Enter the word that you want to change in Find.
  5. To match the case of letters in a word, select Match Case.
    To find text that is not part of another word, select Whole Word.

  6. To locate the word in the selected text object, choose Find.

When the text object has been completely searched, a message is displayed at the bottom of the dialog box to indicate that the search is resuming at the beginning of the text object.

To replace multiline text

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Text.
  2. Select a multiline text object.
  3. In the Multiline Text Editor, choose the Find/Replace tab.
  4. Enter the word that you want to change in Find.
  5. To match the case of letters in a word, select Match Case.
    To find text that is not part of another word, select Whole Word.

  6. In Replace, enter the word with which you want to replace the word in Find.
  7. To locate the word in the Find box, choose Find.
  8. When you find the word you want to replace, choose Replace.
  9. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each occurrence of the word you want to change.
  10. Choose OK.

1 comment so far ↓

#1 TJ on 04.17.15 at 11:05 pm

Is it possible (using the find/replace tool) to replace one line with two (or more) lines?

I was thinking /X (used to add another line within a dim) might work. But nope.

Any help is appreciated.

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