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Autotext for frequently used notes

TsquareCat
Newcomer
I've heard that it is possible to input frequently used notes into the Property Manager to use as autotext, but can't seem to figure out how to make it work. Has anyone done this before?
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
You can also type a note, select it and 'save selection as label'.
This will create a label for you but if you have a lot of notes you will also have a lot of labels in the label preview - along with all the other labels - so name them carefully to order them as you want.

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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I tried this just now but I could not make it work. The main problem is that values of Properties are displayed only in Labels when the Label is associated with an element. If you use the Property in a Text Block, or in a Label that is not associated with an element, the Property's value will not be displayed.
The same is true with Classifications: first, you cannot display the Classification Description value in a Text Block or Label, and second, the Classification value is displayed only if a Label is associated with an element.

So I was thinking about what other options we have, and found that you can do this with Project Info Autotext.
Just create new Autotext entries in the Project Info Dialog, and you will be able to display their values in Text Blocks.


One additional note:
I think the same thing could be achieved using GDL. You could have a TXT or XML file that contains the notes, and the Library Part would let you select which note to read from the file and display in your project. But that would require quite a bit of GDL scripting.
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
You can also type a note, select it and 'save selection as label'.
This will create a label for you but if you have a lot of notes you will also have a lot of labels in the label preview - along with all the other labels - so name them carefully to order them as you want.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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TsquareCat
Newcomer
I think the Project Info Autotext will be the way to go. Thank you both for the advice!
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Mac Os Mojave 10.14.6

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