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Text Selection in an imported PDF does not select text under cursor

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I have imported a PDF into Affinity Designer (version 1.60) from a scientific program wherein text is oriented in a circular pattern around a central region (se attached screen shot). The import (or just opening the PDF) works fine and each scientific name is enclosed in a text box. However, when I go to select a text box sometimes it selects the correct text box, but more often it selects one that is >2 text boxes away. I can select each text box in the layers, but I do not understand why I can't do it with the cursor or text tool. I have attached a screen shot of what I mean. The black arrow shows the text box that I was trying to select with the cursor, the red arrow shows the text box that was actually selected. I don't know if this is a bug or just something peculiar with the PDF file. Any help appreciated. 

 

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I tried the option click suggested on the link posted by Dave and that works to a degree, it selects sequentially each name starting at the one identified at by the red arrow until it gets to the one that I actually wanted to select. It is a reasonable work around until the next update, which hopefully fixes this problem. One thing, however, is that I made a nearly identical figure about 6 months ago and did not have this problem, each text box could be selected directly. 

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