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Instrument Summary Nightmare

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OK, so plot done, dropboxed to shop, all is well, til the swaps, count and other changes occur. Deadlines are now, as they tend to be at this point in the process.

The Instrument Summary tool in 2019 appears to be failing. Please see attached movie, where you'll notice truncated text in the "Build List" tool, swapping out for the correct item fails repeatedly / continuously, so no fresh plot to the shop. SO not good. 

Since productivity on this project has stopped, I took the time away from other projects to reach out here for assistance.

All help gratefully received!

No, I can not upload the file, nda and all that.

Yes, I did check to be sure all items are attached to hanging position.

 

EDIT: Just chatted with Juan in Priority Support, who says this is a known problem without a current fix, but with a workaround: "Add a dummy field as last item, so that becomes the hidden item" or words to that effect. I'll report back here shortly.

 

OK, the workaround works: 

1]   created, then added a dummy fixture to document resource folder

2]   executed the steps as shown in second movie, which basically equates to adding the dummy fixture as the last item in the summary

 

But you'll also notice that when multiple Inst Summaries are selected and acted upon, only the first in that selection becomes modified, so every single summary must be touched individually, in order correct the issue. Upwards of thirty of those  on my current document. Anyone know why this is?

 

 

Edited by mjm
Added workaround info & Movie

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