I am simply trying to add some text to a plot via the drawing tool, but it seems the text style options are fixed at some default setting and will not change. You can see in the following picture that I have set totally wild text settings, but they do not show in the text I just entered. Any help?

I am using v.11.2.0 for Linux x86.

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  • $\begingroup$ On second try, you are right. I was only able to change the setting once, and now the text size is "stuck" at the first size I selected, no matter what I do. Indeed, this seems a bug of sorts, at least in v. 11.2. (I owe you an upvote; I'm out for the day!) $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Jun 20, 2018 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ I have experienced serious problems with the drawing tool under Mathematica 11.2. Here is the text of my bug report :"Bug with Drawing Tool on Mathematica 11.2 windows 7 64bits Trial Version : Once you have entered some text in the "keep" mode (double click on the Button T), you can't leave the mode "text writing", that is to say you can't do anything else on the graphic (for example draw a circle). This problem doesn't exist with the traditional text button (the one with a Sigma). " Case:3957686. For this reason, I decided not to buy 11.2. Now, with 11.3 no more problems. $\endgroup$
    – andre314
    Jun 20, 2018 at 21:44
  • $\begingroup$ I had the answer from WR : "A workaround is to click in the notebook outside the graphic.". I'm pretty sure that didn't work in my case (I couldn't verify because my trial version had reach the time-out). $\endgroup$
    – andre314
    Jun 20, 2018 at 21:48
  • $\begingroup$ The version 11.0 doesn't have problem either. $\endgroup$
    – andre314
    Jun 20, 2018 at 21:48
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    $\begingroup$ Problem persists on Mac V 12.0.0 $\endgroup$ Oct 19, 2020 at 15:57

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after you're done inserting the text, select the text by clicking it (text will be surrounded by resizable orange frame), you can use Alt-minus and Alt-plus to make the text smaller or bigger.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't think this answers the OPs actual question... $\endgroup$
    – b3m2a1
    Jan 16, 2019 at 3:17
  • $\begingroup$ Works. Thanks.. $\endgroup$
    – Razor
    Jun 24, 2021 at 12:35

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