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  1. Is there something I am missing with text styles? I have a text style called "General Notes" that I use for general notes, and I want to use this to label my drawings. Some of my notes are to the left of the drawing and these are all Aligned Right. The notes that I have to the right of the drawing are Aligned Left. This is fairly standard with Architectural documentation. My understanding of Text styles in Vectorworks is that in this case I need to have 2 text styles; one to align left and one to align right. Now if I want to have the same font, size and attributes, but align bottom middle, this will require a third text style that fundamentally does the same thing but has a custom alignment. So, unless I am missing an obvious setting, what is the point of text styles? If I change alignment on styled text, it turns to "unstyled" and therefore will never update. It seems like I have to have a different style for every minor variation of text which defeats the purpose of a style. If I have to adjust 8 text styles to change my "General Notes" text across the board, then where is the efficiency in using text styles? I would have thought that a check box allowing you to set (or not set) the alignment value of a text item (similar to the 'copy and apply styles' function in the windoor tool) would allow the functionality of text styles to go from horrendous and useless, to actually quite a powerful utility.
  2. Somehow my label legend manager has lost the ability to choose the Lighting Instrument Layout Symbol The Choose button is grayed out. My resource browser still has instruments and seems to be ok. I loaded an old file and it has the same problem, so the problem is not with the file itself. I started with a blank file from scratch and I can choose an instrument, so it is somehow related to some contamination I did while using my file. Any idea what I might have done to cause this problem? The instrument no longer shows up in the edit layout window, although it used to show up there. Sometimes there is a single vertical line that might have some relevance to an instrument. In one case, I was able to select the line and attempt to replace the instrument. Although I could select an instrument from the resource browser, it didn't appear in the label legend. How can I get the instrument back? The label legend still places the labels around the instrument when I use it, though sometimes the labels seem rather garbled, i.e. not exactly where I thought they should appear. Thanks.
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