Manual dimension values?

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Manual dimension values?

flymax180
I have drawn a part which is quite long, but only the ends need detailing, so I draw the length "not to scale" and indicating this by drawing double slashes through the part.
Adding the dimension then obviously shows a wrong value. In AutoCAD I could call up the properties and change this - either to a number or a letter - in LibreCad the only way I found is to explode the dimension, delete the number and put a text in. That, however, loses the connection of the dimensioning to the reference points.
Is there a way to keep the reference, but input a "manual" value?
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dellus
You can override the dimension text via "Properties".
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Ed Bitzer
Question that I also have had but very new to LibreCAD and would appreciate some more hand holding to help me find "Properties."  
Ed
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dellus
Tools - Modify - Properties. Then select the dimension and you get a box where you can put in new dimension label.
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fa201
You can also select the dimension, enter "mp" in the command line (modify property) and type your text on the right side of the opened window.
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Ed Bitzer
Got it.... Many thanks.  Often sketch a woodshop project and then change my mind on a dimension, or modify on the fly, then want to document.  This is a simple fix where an accurate to scale drawing is not required.