Stroke not showing border with Label tool

Even though Stroke is enabled, and color edit is enabled on that stroke, a border does not show up around my label text.

Tips to solve?

Select the labels and turn on Stroke.

Stroke is on when label is selected. This is the result.

By label @DaveR is refering to the text not the edge+text

Right click on the label and select Edit Label then select the label text box and apply the stroke.

Alternatively, instead of right clicking, when the label is selected press the enter key to get into label edit mode.


Thank you PaulMcAlenan, this was shockingly unintuitive to figure out.