Similarly, I'd like to be able to have a dummy text item in my standard blocks that can be edited after a reference is added to a drawing. I would imagine this is actually quite common. In my case, for example, I have a standard resistor symbol and I want to add a different value label for each block reference. I can easily imagine people wanting to add name labels to desk blocks, content labels to valve blocks, etc. In every case, it's important that the label exist in every reference and be filled in appropriately.
The problem with adding loose text labels is that they get forgotten, they get left behind when the reference is moved, and so on.
Unfortunately, a text item that is part of a block cannot be selected and edited by itself (I think). The best technique I have come up with so far is to include a dummy text entry "xx" in the library object, then explode the reference after adding it, edit the text, and then reblock it. This is a little cumbersome ...
Are there better ways to do this?