8.1.9.1 Adding Text Objects to an EER Diagram

To add text objects to an EER Diagram, use the Text Object tool on the vertical toolbar. Make sure that the EER Diagram tab is selected, then right-click the text object icon on the vertical toolbar. The text object icon is the rectangular icon found below the label icon.

Clicking the mouse on this icon changes the mouse pointer to a text object pointer. You can also change the mouse pointer to a text object pointer by pressing the N key.

Choosing the Text Object tool changes the contents of the toolbar that appears immediately below the menu bar. When the Text Object pointer is active, this toolbar contains a color chart list. Use this list to select the color accent for the new text object. The color of your text object can be changed later using the Properties palette.

Create a text object by clicking anywhere on the EER Diagram canvas. This creates a new text object with the default name text1. To revert to the default mouse pointer, click the arrow icon at the top of the vertical toolbar.

Right-clicking a text object opens a pop-up menu. These menu options are identical to the options for other objects. However, since a text object is not a database object, there is no confirmation dialog box when you delete a text object.