Unable to select and Delete Text

Created: March 25, 2021 | Updated: July 22, 2022

There are text on the PCB that the user is unable to select and due to this, they are unable to move / delete them.

Starting in Version: 18.0
Up to Version: Current

Solution Details

First and foremost, check to see if your Selection Filter has Text enabled. This can be accessed by:

Panels (bottom right) ► Properties ► Selection Filter section ► Make sure Text is enabled (blue)

If still unable to select, this issue is currently a bug due to Multi-line text. This is caused when a Text String is created and then the string is manually resized by adjusting the white corner boxes.

A workaround at the moment is to go to: File ► Print Preview.

Then Close the print preview. This should allow for the text to be selected.


Starting with AD21, to access the Print Preview dialog, the UI.Unification.PrintPreviewDialog option in the Advanced Settings dialog must be disabled. The Advanced Settings dialog is accessed by clicking the Advanced button on the System – General page of the Preferences dialog. If any changes are made in the Advanced Settings dialog, the software must be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.

When the UI.Unification.PrintPreviewDialog option is enabled, the Print dialog is used for defining what is printed and which printing device to use, viewing printouts, and editing their setup definitions before actually printing.

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