If I have a line or arrow connecting two objects, how do I get a piece of descriptive text attached to that line? If I move the line, the text should follow.


Option + Double-click

Hold Option/ALT while double-clicking on the line to add a label to it.

If this maneuver instead creates a point to adjust the line from, double-click without Option/ALT. You can swap between Option/ALT-double-click (a) creating a point and (b) creating a label via a setting in Preferences → Drawing Tools → Line Editing.

Also, the documentation mentions clicking on the line while using the Text tool.

  • Worked, thanks. Tip: After adding text, you can drag the text along the line to change its position. – Basil Bourque Dec 20 '18 at 1:47

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