When I click on a balloon to change the item number to a custom number the balloon property manager does not show the correct field to change. I don't find where the "custom" field is. It also grays out the linked filed. Any suggestions?
Are you sure it's a balloon? In the images below, there's a Balloon on the left and a Note on the right.
It seems from your screenshot that you have a note selected instead of a balloon. To edit the note, try double clicking it.
If you have a balloon annotation added you can change the text in it by selecting the balloon, then choosing 'Text' from the 'Balloon text' dropdown menu (see screenshot below)
Let me know if either of these work for you, or if you have any more questions.
UPDATE: I have found that if I have a bom open then the fields work. If I try to place a balloon without a bom then this problem manifests. Any way to go without a bom?
Yep your right, I had just figured this out... I used a note not a balloon.
i have no problem with balloons like them better than notes. Mine are set up to be custom text.... no bom required.
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