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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Hopkins View Post
    Has anyone else been having problems with Revit text columns jumping around and resetting after editing text? You can get a paragraph of text looking just the way you want it only to have it get reformatted in a weird way the next time you you finish editing it.
    It has to do with how zoomed out you are, and it is further exacerbated if you have a text style set to anything other than 1.0 for the text width. Reason being, it has to change that back to 1.0 when you "click in" to the text, which drives it all to hell based on the zoom. Its a known issue, that IS work-aroundable. Unfortunately, its by "butt-dyno..." What i mean by that is, you have to "just know" what zoom level to be at to edit the text. Once you know it, its not all that hard to work with, but its irritating.
    We have one sheet that is an entire 30x42 inch drawing, of native Revit text. It isnt even in a Key Schedule. I can edit it without much issue, but you have to be used to it. The only reason its NOT done with key schedules is it was inherited on my arrival, and i dont mind working with it. Its a sheet of CYA stuff that no one will edit other than me, or i would redo it in key schedules.

    Glad the KS are working for you Alex, ive been doing it that way for awhile with great results. I use whatever categories we dont need on the job.

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    yup i am using "Telephone Device Schedule" being I work in RST we tend to now have telephones on your structural drawings. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
    yup i am using "Telephone Device Schedule" being I work in RST we tend to now have telephones on your structural drawings. hehe
    I usually use "Nurse call devices". Like the irony...

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    Using Key Schedules here most of the time. Depending on the project some items will be linked in from CAD but our general notes and code requirements are all Key Schedules.

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    Wow....someone was digging into the archives....

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    As someone who has been working on a lot of the behind the scenes revit stuff in my office, this is what I have done.

    I am using Key Schedules for:

    General Notes (on Sheets)
    General Notes (on Coversheets)
    Schedule Notes (our "remarks" under our schedules)

    For each of those notes Ive chosen a specific category we wouldnt use in our MEP firm respectively; Topography, Furniture and Parking. Ive also created a project parameter for each keyed schedule, eg. NOTES-FCU for Fan Coil Unit, etc so that I can keep the keyed values as instances and change them when I need them to for a specific project.

    When it comes to work and "text" notes on sheets we use the Keynoting function in REVIT utilizing Keynote Manager Pro. Most of our daily used Annotation symbols from AutoCAD are tags.

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    Since Jason's moderated post brought this thread back to life and my attention back to it, I thought I'd add :

    Recently I introduced a method to encourage the end of dumb-text use, through the use of a generic annotation label for incidental notes (that don't relate to model elements) - it features a type-based field, and an instance-based field, both text.

    I have my team use these instead of text so that the (type) text remains consistent everywhere in it's use in views (and saves us from having to use find/replace across dumb-text) and I incorporated the instance-based field to allow for unique comments relating to the general note.

    So far it's working quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    Since Jason's moderated post brought this thread back to life and my attention back to it, I thought I'd add :

    Recently I introduced a method to encourage the end of dumb-text use, through the use of a generic annotation label for incidental notes (that don't relate to model elements) - it features a type-based field, and an instance-based field, both text.

    I have my team use these instead of text so that the (type) text remains consistent everywhere in it's use in views (and saves us from having to use find/replace across dumb-text) and I incorporated the instance-based field to allow for unique comments relating to the general note.

    So far it's working quite nicely.
    A few questions:

    1. With using a GA how do you change the wrapping on a project? Since our sheets are dictated by the architect we are not really able to have a standard sheet for this type of thing. The widths and such vary from project to project. Do you just change this and reload it and hope you don't need two different sizes on a project?

    2. With using a Key Schedule, it doesn't seem as though you are able to include bold elements and such, also it makes it difficult to edit text since I can't seem to see all the text at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
    A few questions:

    1. With using a GA how do you change the wrapping on a project? .
    Sorry, maybe I should have been a little clearer, this isn't for "General notes" in their strictest sense of the word, (I use/experiment with a number of methods mostly for those - "favouring" legends for symbolic items, and keynote schedules for more texty-info) - no, these are for "general notes" - that get scatter-bombed over views

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