Isn't there supposed to be an I-beam cursor when editing notes to show where you are positioned?  I can't tell where I am in note text.  I've been searching for about an hour and can't find anyone else having this problem.  Did I accidently turn it off somehow?  I see it here as I'm typing but not in my drawings.  I could swear it was there before.

 

Thanks,

Diana


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Last comment By: John Lunsford   Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:37:19 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

I don't remember anyone else reporting that, and I'm pretty sure there isn't any way to manually turn it off or on.  Have you tried using the right or left arrow keys on your keyboard to see if that will make it show up, or at least give an indication of where it should be?

By: Glenn Schroeder  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:20:37 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

OK, here are the usual initial support questions;

Have you tried restarting SW, or rebooted the system?

Have you recently updated Windows or SW?

What OS, SW version, graphics card & driver are you using?

By: Kelvin Lamport  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:33:46 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Arrows keys don't help.

By: Diana Anzaldua  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:36:27 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

I said I didn't remember anyone else with the same issue, but I have a notoriously bad memory.  Kelvin Lamport  found this, which reports the same, although no one replied with a fix.

By: Glenn Schroeder  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:46:44 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Kevin,

 

1.  Yes, I have rebooted several times since the issue started.

2.  Yes, I recently updated Windows.

3.  I am using Windows 10

4.  SW 2017 SP 3.0

5.  NVIDIA M1000M Driver Version 22.21.13.8477

 

Thanks for your help.

By: Diana Anzaldua  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:49:28 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Glenn Schroeder There are several hits in the Knowledge Base about text note cursors, but nothing about them being missing.

By: Kelvin Lamport  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:51:41 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Are you having issues similar to this?

drw note, text box caret

By: Dan Pihlaja  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:52:35 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Just found this in the KB

 

I don't remember the official definition of (Inactive), but I believe it means there was either not enough users who were experiencing the problem, or it could not be reproduced (and therefor not fixable) on other systems ... but I stand to be corrected.

By: Kelvin Lamport  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:57:26 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

In my case, it's just not there at all.  It's only missing in Solidworks notes.  It's there when I edit a dimension.  It's fine in all other programs (excel, word, email, etc.).

By: Diana Anzaldua  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:14:05 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Hmmm.  Well, maybe one of these days it will reappear.  I can work around it but it's annoying.

By: Diana Anzaldua  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:16:36 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

I suggest you go to SPR 191140 in the Knowledge Base and add your 'vote' to reactivate and escalate the problem.

 

By: Kelvin Lamport  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:26:36 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

Thanks, I will.

By: Diana Anzaldua  Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:20:51 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

I am having the same issue on 2018. I put in my vote. Thanks for the info.

By: Justin Byerly  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:53:46 GMT
Re: My text cursor is missing when I edit note text - how can I get it back?

I'm having the same issue, in both 2017 & 2018.  The cursor is present and accounted for in 2015 on the same machine.

 

Anyone have some new suggestions?

By: John Lunsford  Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:37:19 GMT
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