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    R2017.2.1 Moving Text?

    I'm starting a project in R2017 and I notice that I can no longer select a text box, select anywhere on the border and drag/move the text leaving the leader shape intact. I have the move icon in one corner and the rotate icon in another corner and the only way to move the text box is to use the move icon, which leaves the leader behind or use the Move command which makes the text and text box invisible when moving it. Yikes, wtf is up with this?? Is there a setting somewhere that controls this situation?
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    Hovering over the leader will let you pick the whole text object and move it. This works if you already have the text selected. If you don't have the text selected, then you can just click and hold and it will move the whole text object.

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      #3
      Originally posted by evan.dodds View Post
      Hovering over the leader will let you pick the whole text object and move it. This works if you already have the text selected. If you don't have the text selected, then you can just click and hold and it will move the whole text object.
      thank you! this will be an interesting change to 8 years of editing habit.
      I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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        #4
        Dave,
        you might find you have the 'drag elements on selection' button turned off, down bottom right of bottom bar.
        when that's turned off, you have to click once to select an object, then click again to move it.
        It's a safeguard, for example so you don't move something simply when you were trying to window something else.
        when its turned on, I find i can with one click drag the text box, when it is there unselected. If it is selected, then yes, i use the move icon top left of text box.
        hope all this makes sense.
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          #5
          Originally posted by biff View Post
          Dave,
          you might find you have the 'drag elements on selection' button turned off, down bottom right of bottom bar.
          when that's turned off, you have to click once to select an object, then click again to move it.
          It's a safeguard, for example so you don't move something simply when you were trying to window something else.
          when its turned on, I find i can with one click drag the text box, when it is there unselected. If it is selected, then yes, i use the move icon top left of text box.
          hope all this makes sense.
          DEOS is on (red X on) so that's not the issue. It seems that in R2017 they changed the ability to move text and leaders as a group from being able to select anywhere on the text box and drag/move to having to select the leader to drag/move. Not a big deal once one knows that's the case. Again, when using the Move icon that leaves the location of the leader arrow where it is which I find never to be necessary in my work. Thanks for the input
          I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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