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Double click table text to edit

Double click table text to edit

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Big Electricity. Creo user. Important stakeholders. It shouldn't matter. Are good ideas from less important people worth less to you?

2. What version of Creo Parametric are you currently running?

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
Double-clicking on text within the cell of a table does nothing. It used to (Creo 6) start editing and place the cursor where you clicked. This behavior still works under one condition: you activate the tab 'View' in the top ribbon. Why this preserves the ability to click into the middle of text to start editing I cannot answer. Will I ever use the View tab to do this? No, because it costs extra clicks. Editing anything but the last letter of a table cell also costs unnecessary clicks. Why must 2D drawing within Creo always the most miserable part of my day. 

4. What is the use case for your organization?

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Incalculable wealth, due to the time saved trying to click into the middle of a string of text.


I agree tables are a bit of a pain to work with, for many reasons.


Being in the Table tab will allow you to edit tables as you are describing.  Holding the Alt key will also do the same.


Since they added the ribbon format to Creo, selection has become context sensitive (Tables in the Table tab, annotations in the Annotate tab...).  Holding the Alt key "suspends" the context sensitivity of selections.


@kdirth Thank you for your suggestions, but I have a few problems (at least on my Creo install). Being in the Table tab does nothing, double clicking the text highlights it and nothing more. Holding Alt and clicking on the text while in the Layout tab (and a select few others) does indeed let me edit the text starting at any point, however this only works about 40% of the time for me, the rest of the time it appears to hang Creo for a few seconds, then just stops with the text highlighted. This approach also doesn't account for text which is longer than the cell it is housed in (I am using standard title blocks that I cannot change, and many cells should be merged but aren't); in that case I cannot use Alt, as it selects the next cell over. I used to be able to select the overflowing text without any tricks, so going from Creo 6 to 8 has stepped back the functionality to edit text easily. I know I had to be in certain tabs to select things annotations, and to select a whole table at the corner, etc. but selecting text within a cell has changed since updating from 6 to 8, as I used to be able to just click into the middle of cell text without thinking about it, and now  I can't figure out how to do it (if even possible) while actively looking for the right tab/setting/order of clicks.

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Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thank you @Nairn for your idea. Based on the information you provided, we are acknowledging it as the Community management team. This is not a commitment from the Product team. Other users may comment and vote your idea up.

To your point about the first question, it's always best for product managers to know as many details as possible AND contextual information. Here is an example of a well documented idea. Here is an example of a well documented idea from the start: mass_property_calculate should NOT create new iter... - PTC Community


I'm on Creo 8, and it looks like the only reliable ways to edit the text in a table involve interfacing with the cell first: 
1. Be in the "Table" tab, then select the cell (not the text), then "Edit definition" of that cell to open a pop-up with a text field you can edit.
2. Be in the "Table" tab, then select the cell, then click on the text.