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AJHudak
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Text Box Menu now GIANT, and blocks input/grab points

Is anyone else experiencing this issue?  Since the latest update (Sept 2020), when creating a new text box in PBI Desktop, depending on the shape of the box, the text formatting menu covers much of the window, and stays attached to the box so it can't be moved away. This blocks access to text selection, and text box grab points for resizing.

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V-pazhen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

@AJHudak 

I am testing with 2020 Oct version and did not met the issue, the menu bar always appears at the top of the text box.. I guess it is fixed in the newest update.

text box1.JPGtext box2.JPG

 

Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
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@V-pazhen-msft You have to turn on the preview feature for Smart Narrative Visual. It turns the text box into the smart narrative as well, which is the giant text box issue.

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Zoe Douglas (DataZoe)



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JontyB
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when working with smaller text boxes which are just a title of for the top of the page it is unusable, unless i move the text box elsewhere, resize it, highlight all of the text and get it the correct size, then move it back, its even worse if its the top of the page and to the left hand side. im then unable to select the move handle and im just stuck, its so frustrating... 

V-pazhen-msft
Community Support
Community Support

@AJHudak 

I am testing with 2020 Oct version and did not met the issue, the menu bar always appears at the top of the text box.. I guess it is fixed in the newest update.

text box1.JPGtext box2.JPG

 

Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

 

@V-pazhen-msft You have to turn on the preview feature for Smart Narrative Visual. It turns the text box into the smart narrative as well, which is the giant text box issue.

Respectfully,
Zoe Douglas (DataZoe)



Follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoedouglas-data
See my reports and blog at https://www.datazoepowerbi.com/

think im turning off smart narrative for a bit then 😞 it seems quite useful too.

DataZoe
Employee
Employee

@AJHudak I am experiencing this too.

 

Sometimes it opens nicely, to the right and not covering the text:

 

DataZoe_0-1601922948443.png

 

but if I move it around then it covers the text, and makes it harder to use:

 

covering.JPG

 

and I can't adjust where it is.

Respectfully,
Zoe Douglas (DataZoe)



Follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoedouglas-data
See my reports and blog at https://www.datazoepowerbi.com/

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