Complete the following steps to create a free label:
- Use the Labeling tool to click any open space. If automatic tool selection is enabled, double-click any open space.
You also can select a label on the Controls or Functions palette and add it to the front panel or block diagram, respectively.
A small box appears with a text cursor at the left margin, ready to accept typed input.
- Type the text you want to appear in the label.
Add hashtags (#) to labels on your block diagram to create bookmarks. Add URLs (protocol://domainname) to front panel or block diagram labels to create hyperlinks to files on the Internet or on a network. To disable hyperlinks in front panel labels, right-click the free label and deselect Enable Hyperlinks in the shortcut menu. You cannot disable hyperlinks in block diagram labels.
You can press the <Enter> key on the keyboard to add a new line.
- Click anywhere outside the label to complete the edit operation. You also can click the Enter Text button that appears on the toolbar when you begin text entry, press the <Enter> key on the numeric keypad, or press the <Ctrl-Enter> keys on the keyboard. (Mac OS X) Press the <Option-Enter> keys. (Linux) Press the <Alt-Enter> keys.
Use free labels to add comments to a VI.
||Note You can complete edit operations with the <Enter> key if you place a checkmark in the End text entry with Enter key checkbox in the Environment page of the Options dialog box.|
Creating Attached Comments
On the block diagram, you can attach a free label to a block diagram object. You can attach a comment to only one object, but you can attach multiple comments to a single object.
To create an attached comment, hover over a free label to reveal a glyph in the bottom right corner (). Click and drag the glyph to a block diagram object.
You also can click the glyph and then click the object.
To detach a comment, right-click the comment and select Detach Label From Object from the shortcut menu.
Managing Unfinished Tasks
Options Dialog Box
Selecting a Tool