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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003908DraftFeaturepublic2021-02-06 06:45
Reporterbrjhaverkamp Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version0.18 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0003908: Entering text in Arch annotation is confusing and non-intuitive
DescriptionWhen adding a text annotation in the Arch workbench, I was not able to create the text object. After entering the text in the single line edit in the task panel, nothing happened. After pressing close, there was no text object.

I consulted the forum and Regis explained that he initially (long time ago) had the same confusion. The trick is to press enter twice. It is possible to enter multiple lines of text and only when entering an empty line at the end, the text object is created.

This is very workable for experienced freecad users, but totally confusing when first using the function.
Proposal: make the line edit in the task pane a multi-line edit to clearly show it is possible to enter multiple lines and add an OK button to confirm the action.
This would be more clear and userfriendly.
Additional InformationOS: Ubuntu 18.10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.16093 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 690774c0effe4fd7b8d2b5e2fb2b8c8d145e21ce
Python version: 2.7.15+
Qt version: 5.11.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
TagsArch, Bountysource Potential, Draft, Task View, UI
FreeCAD Information



2019-03-18 21:47

reporter   ~0012927

First of all, the annotation tool is part of Draft, not Arch. So strictly speaking this should be classified in Draft.

Second, the behavior of double Enter is documented in the wiki and in the offline documentation included with FreeCAD.

However, I agree that the behavior is not intuitive, and should probably be changed as you describe.


2019-03-20 18:53

administrator   ~0012932

@brjhaverkamp please discuss this on the forums. We ask users do this (per the large annoying yellow banner at the top of every page of this bug tracker) per our guidelines. Thanks


2019-03-20 20:42

reporter   ~0012935

Hi Kunda1,

Of course I read the yellow banner. And indeed it is common practice. Only missed linking the bugreport the thread and vice versa. Here is the link.

I realise this is probably not high on the list of improvements. But I wanted to make sure that if someone wants to attack the low-hanging fruit, it is in the system.



2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016735

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 5900.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-03-17 08:33 brjhaverkamp New Issue
2019-03-18 19:31 Kunda1 Project FreeCAD => Arch
2019-03-18 21:47 vocx Note Added: 0012927
2019-03-18 21:51 vocx Tag Attached: Arch
2019-03-18 21:51 vocx Tag Attached: Draft
2019-03-18 21:52 vocx Tag Attached: Task View
2019-03-18 21:52 vocx Tag Attached: Bountysource Potential
2019-03-18 21:53 vocx Tag Attached: UI
2019-03-20 18:51 Kunda1 Category Bug => Feature
2019-03-20 18:51 Kunda1 Project Arch => Draft
2019-03-20 18:51 Kunda1 Summary Entering text in Arch annotation is confusing => Entering text in Arch annotation is confusing and non-intuitive
2019-03-20 18:53 Kunda1 Note Added: 0012932
2019-03-20 20:42 brjhaverkamp Note Added: 0012935
2021-02-06 06:45 abdullah Target Version => 0.20