My students and I are trying to create clock faces using the Radial Array tool. We created a text box and filled it with the letter “T” as a place holder for the hours. We then selected that box and applied the radial array tool to duplicate it 12 times and array the boxes concentric with the center holes for our clock mechanisms.
We then imported the array. Now we are trying to replace the “T” in the text box with the actual numbers of the hours, 1-12. But the text boxes are not acting like normal text boxes in Easel. Normally we can edit the text in a text box by selecting the text and over typing. But we are not able to edit the letters in our text boxes once they have been put through the radial array tool.
Although we can work around this using trig to calculate the position of 12 text boxes, most of my students are 10-11, and not really ready for trig.