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Is there a way to link multiple text boxes together so when you change one it ripples through all the others that are linked?  Thanks for any assistance.

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I think that the only way you could do this is by uliilsing the callouts function and use the database to change notes that way.

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On 8/1/2018 at 2:46 PM, MultipleWays said:

Is there a way to link multiple text boxes together so when you change one it ripples through all the others that are linked?  Thanks for any assistance.

 

NO, but there should be! Text objects need dramatic improvement. It has been my #1 wishlist item for years, but they haven't done anything.

 

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On 8/2/2018 at 9:46 AM, MultipleWays said:

Is there a way to link multiple text boxes together so when you change one it ripples through all the others that are linked?

If you made each text item a symbol then yes. Though if there are lots of text items then this could get unwieldy.

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On 8/1/2018 at 5:59 PM, markdd said:

I think that the only way you could do this is by uliilsing the callouts function and use the database to change notes that way. 

 

How do you update all the callouts at once using the database?  I know how to do it with annotations placed as keynotes, but I wasn't aware that you could do it using regular callouts?

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I don't think you can. You can add callouts to a database and then reuse that text again elsewhere but updating automatically as far as I'm aware is not possible. Would love to b proved wrong on that...

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6 minutes ago, Boh said:

If you made each text item a symbol then yes. Though if there are lots of text items then this could get unwieldy.

Hmm. I've set up the "create symbol" command with short cut keys so actually this might be feasible.

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Just now, Boh said:

I don't think you can. You can add callouts to a database and then reuse that text again elsewhere but updating automatically as far as I'm aware is not possible. Would love to b proved wrong on that...

 

Agreed. Unless the callout is a keynote, there is no central place to affect a change in all instances of a callout from the database. When it is a keynote, that universal change can original from the Keynote Legend.

 

....there is another way, but I wouldn't recommend it for this purpose. You can actually control the Text of a callout object from a database worksheet designed to pull the field ('Callout'.'Text').

 

We have made symbols of repeated paragraphs, notes, or other text that appears multiple times, but unfortunately there isn't a great way to keep a phrase or portion of text consistent.

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On 1/23/2019 at 8:35 AM, ericjhberg said:

Agreed. Unless the callout is a keynote, there is no central place to affect a change in all instances of a callout from the database. When it is a keynote, that universal change can original from the Keynote Legend.

I've just created a new thread about using worksheets for global editing of callouts. I'm wondering if this is the way to go?:

 

 

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