# Unity “Text Mesh Pro UGUI” component rewrites my text! Make it stop?

I'm having this terribly annoying problem where my text is being overwritten by Unity. This Happens regardless of whether I am using tags or not.

Here is what I want to appear (more or less, I don't think this example is using the tag):

And here is what happens when I try to include a monospace tag:

Since you might not see it here, the text I inputed is

<mspace=64px>A</mspace>


This works FINE for regular TMP objects, which the other 3 are (and are using). I am trying to implement dropdown (and left, and up, and right) menus.

You can see that Unity overwrites it as "Option A", like it has a clue what I'm doing. What can I do?