Values data box not working...?

Hi all, hows things?. I am all set to model but it seems the little box that allows me to change length scale etc does not work. as in if I click in it there is no cursor and I cannot type anything. do I need to activate something? or reinstall? Thanks for your help.

You can’t click in it. Simply start an action and type in mid air and hit enter.
If you want to change something after it has been created use the entity info box. Right click an object and select entity info.

And see the tips on the status bar down left while working with tools Most people forget about the information that SketchUp gives you “real time”.