1. Create a new empty text box
2. Try to drag it around (before entering text in it)
3. The text box vanishes
Confirmed w below → NEW
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This is not (necessarily) a bug. It was a design decision to remove empty text objects because otherwise you might fill you document unintentionally with unused, empty and mostly invisible objects without noticing.
Kind of agree that this is not a bug.
Doing cleanup of not completing creation of the text box object until some text is actually entered, or deletion when emptied (as with a cut-paste) makes sense.
Not being able to reposition during creation is a bit annoying, but compared to littering the canvas with empty text boxes (invisible and no means to select) it seems a reasonable design.
Those orphaned objects are a real nuisance in some other programs that do have selection ability--Illustrator or Photoshop for example.
Have found work-around (or a bug) related to this one.
1. Create a new empty text box (and let it 'activated')
2. Press CTRL+Z
3. Click at the position of the text box (it still there)
Personally I would prefer that i'm able to drag an empty textbox. It's counter intuitive at this point. But if the are fully invisible it useless of course.
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(In reply to Telesto from comment #4)
> Have found work-around (or a bug) related to this one.
> 1. Create a new empty text box (and let it 'activated')
> 2. Press CTRL+Z
> 3. Click at the position of the text box (it still there)
> Personally I would prefer that i'm able to drag an empty textbox. It's
> counter intuitive at this point. But if the are fully invisible it useless
> of course.
Still works in 18.104.22.168. They appear in Navigator (Drawing Objects), where you can double-click to get them back (also to drag and insert text).
FWIW - as user, was often frustrated when trying to drag empty textboxes (i.e. sympathy for OP). Learned to put single character as workaround.
Proposal for alternative behavior:
If ((new empty text box) && drag))
then keep (i.e., added to Navigator, like Ctrl-Z)
else Drop (current behavior)
(Assumption is: user dragging an empty textbox is going to insert immediately afterwards, minimizing "orphan" problem from comment #2.)
Should this bug have "major" importance?