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Anonymous
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my callouts and random text on my drawings have suddenly become uneditable 😕 suggestions?
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TomWaltz
Newcomer
Is the layer they are on locked?
Is it a Teamwork project and they are not in your workspace?
Are they part of a group?
Are they only visible as a trace reference?

You don't give us much to go on (not even a detailed description of what you did and how Archicad is responding), but these would be my first things to check.
Tom Waltz

Anonymous
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no to all of those questions.

i am doing a 2d drawing on archicad's plan view. i typed text on the plan and i also did a few callouts. now, i want to go back and edit the text, and it is not giving me the option to edit. the green box will not open via double click.

i would give you more info if i understood what was going on. unfortunately, i don't. i am in the early phases of understanding this software.

James Murray
Advisor
Text or arrow tool active?
James Murray
Rill Architects • macOS • OnLand.info

Anonymous
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Arrow--when i try text it just writes on top of it..

Anonymous
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Switch to the text tool "A"
Then hold the shift key down to better select.
Then click inside.
Its should edit ok then.
Then you need to click outside text box to deselect.
Silly text tool!
Bier

Dwight
Newcomer
OLD TIMER'S TEXT SELECTION TECHNIQUE REFINEMENT:

ALWAYS "Select All" text boxes at once, never one at a time....

Then you can freely move around the different text boxes to edit them.

To begin editing, click in a text box,

when done, to exit THAT BOX ONLY, press Command-Return.

All text boxes stay selected and editable.
Dwight Atkinson

Anonymous
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For a new user, the risk of all highlighted and subject to all deleted without possibly noticing is not worth the small gain in most situations.
Obviously, in rarer cases, when lots of corrections/additions need to be made maybe.
Bier

Anonymous
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woohoo! can edit text again!!!
thanks guys

Anonymous
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arrow with the magnet tool on seems to work best for me when editing text

Anonymous
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GeNOS wrote:
arrow with the magnet tool on seems to work best for me when editing text
Yep, Quick-Selection (the magnet button) allows you to double-click text to edit. Should be switched on the majority of the time for easy selection and interaction with all types of annotation and geometry.

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