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Some Codes for the Text of Dtext Commands

By Elise Moss
For the newbies who didn't start using AutoCAD in the Days of DOS, you can use these codes in the text or dtext commands:

These codes work only with AutoCAD's standard text fonts:
%%d = degree
%%c = circle diameter
%%p = plus/minus tolerance
%%u = begin underline of text. Repeat to end underline.
%%o = begin overline of text. Repeat to end.
%%123 = {
%%124 = vertical line, or pipe
%%125 = }
%%126 = ~ (tilde)
You can also use ASCII characters, which you enter by pressing the
Alt key while you key in the ASCII number on the numeric keypad, with
number lock enabled.
Alt+0176 = degree
Alt+0216 = diameter
Alt+0177 = tolerance
To determine ASCII codes, start the Character Map applications
(Programs/Accessories/System Tools). Select the appropriate font in
the top box, then select the character you want to use. The ASCII
code will appear at bottom right.

Also, if you want to access the find file dialog box and you are being prompted on the command line for a file, if you enter a tilde ~, it will invoke the find file dialog box for you.

Elise Moss is President of the Silicon Valley AutoCAD Power Users
PO Box 62515
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Elise Moss
Moss Designs
Los Gatos, CA 95033

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