Why is it when I place a new text item it goes where I want it; but, when I move an existing text item Layout shifts the location for me?
I still do my fabrication drawings the old fashioned way of manually placing the text and dimension lines. When I place a new text string it snaps to the current grid used and placed by (I like this). Now if for some reason I need to move a piece of text after it is placed, or copy an existing string; Layout shifts the location (usually by 0.010") in the X direction from where I placed it (I don't like this).
This isn't on just one design or based on units used in the design, and is not on just one design. I just want the text to be where I place it rather than having to edit properties and manually put in the correct location.
The setting for Move preference in Tools>Options>Design affects the placement of the text. If you are using Move by origin, try using Move by cursor location or midpoint to see if that works better.