I've been given a number of files including some annotated shapefiles - Basically kilometre post markers and cable identification markers, to go with a polyline shapefile. I was hoping that we could just drag 'n' drop the files over the images and lines in QGIS map window and they would show, but we get an error message (unknown file type) or the annotations just show up as blobs.
The files are .DBF files, .PRJ files, .SBN files, .SBX file with an autoCAD LT Shape source and AutoCAD LT Compiled Shape, together with an .XML file.
how can I overlay the annotations and get them to show text rather than the blob?
I can click on the properties in the layer browser, and see the text that is supposed to display, but I can't work out how to get it to show.