Bug #78081 "text object" vs. "note"
Submitted: 15 Aug 2015 4:10 Modified: 5 Feb 2018 12:40
Reporter: Paul Weiss Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench: Modeling Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:6.3.4.0 build 828 (64 bits) Community, 6.3.10 OS:Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 64-bit)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: note, Text Object

[15 Aug 2015 4:10] Paul Weiss
Description:
Inconsistent terminology referring to the diagram object for text.

How to repeat:
1. On a diagram page, in the diagram editor, on the left side of the diagram, look at the 5th icon down. Observe that the icon includes an "N" (for note, rather than a "T", for text object).
2. Hover over the icon. Observe that tool tip refers to this object as a "text object", whereas the Quick Key is "N" (presumably because "T" is used for tables).
3. Double-click on the new text object. The object editor pops up below the diagram. Observe that the tabs above and below the object editor refer to it as a "note".
4. Navigate to a model page. Observe that there is a section called "Model Notes". These are unrelated to the objects in diagrams.
5. Go to the PDF manual, revision: 44065. Observe that in section 9.1.2.1, the heading is "The Text Tool", and in 9.1.9 these objects are referred to as "text objects".

(While at those sections in the manual, note also:
* Section 9.1.2.1 says "right-click the text object and choose Edit Note... or Edit in New Window...". Those context menu options are actually "Edit 'text1'..." and Edit 'text1' in New Tab....
* Section 9.1.9.2 says "There is no property in the Properties palette for changing the font used by a text object. To do so, choose the Appearance tab of the Workbench Preferences dialog." Neither of those sentences is currently accurate. There is such a font property in the text object's Properties palette, which works for me. On the other hand, manipulating the Text Figure Text value in Edit > Preferences > Modeling > Appearance seems to have to impact.
I will submit separate feature requests for these if you really want me to.)

Suggested fix:
Consistently refer to these as "text objects" rather than "notes".
[5 Feb 2018 12:40] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Paul Weiss,

Thank you for the feedback!

Thanks,
Umesh