I found the answer by accident.
I had in the notes to read line 6 for qty.
But I had an older block in for a bubble that didn't have a line 6 so that was the error.
I only found it because I was preparing to do it manually and wanted all my qtys in the same place and the 3rd bubble I went to edit had no line 6.
good luck to everyone like I had
sometimes, because of space, we want the note number to read horizontally but need the note text to read vertically. can this be done?