Alternate Text not Changing on a Copied Text Box

If I copy a text box, then paste it elsewhere in a project and change the text it does not change the text in the Alternate text field on the accessibility tab. I have to click on the Alternative text field, remove the existing (original text) then close and re-open the Size and Position box to reset it to the new text (clicking on something else on the screen and then returning to the text box also resets it).

Should I be concerned?

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Vincent Scoma

Hey William,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing those screenshots! 

The behavior you are seeing is by design. The Alternative Text is copied once; however, since the Alternative Text is often different from the copy text, the Alternative Text field does not update when the text box is revised. It would need to be manually updated in the Alternative Text field.

If the visibility box is checked, but there isn’t any alternate text, screen readers will opt to read the name of the object as it appears in the timeline.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions on this!