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Pat Trimmer
Text--blobs instead of letters
on Dec 31, 2014 at 7:10:33 am

Hi,

I am so hoping the answer to this is simple.

I seem to have done something to my text function, though I can't imagine what. When I type, instead of a letter, I get a blob. It's the correct color blob, but no matter what I do, it remains a blob.

Any help/insight?

Thanks,
Pat


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Walter Soyka
Re: Text--blobs instead of letters
on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:53:02 am

Do you have a large stroke [link] over the text?

Walter Soyka
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Pat Trimmer
Re: Text--blobs instead of letters
on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:59:52 pm

It might have been, but as far as I could tell, all the settings were the same as those of the last time the text worked (I checked).

I have been changing (fiddling with) settings trying to figure this out, and now it’s doing something completely different:

When I try to use the text tool, a layer shows up called “Text 1,” but nothing appears in the composition panel. When I click on “Text 1,” that label is replaced by the letters I typed, and the composition panel shows a small red box with a cross on top of it.

In the character control panel there is a red line through the fill or stroke icon depending on which is on top. (There is also a red line through the little “no stroke color/no fill color” box.)

Is there a way to simply reset all the character panel settings to default?

Thank you so much for the link. That is the kind of basic information I have been searching for. Most articles and tutorials I've found have been on how to do fabulous things with text, and I need a much more basic understanding.

Again, thank you very much,
Pat


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Walter Soyka
Re: Text--blobs instead of letters
on Dec 31, 2014 at 7:25:37 pm

[Pat Trimmer] "Is there a way to simply reset all the character panel settings to default?"

Yes. Open the Character Panel menu (the little icon with three lines at the top corner of the panel) and choose "Reset Character."

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Pat Trimmer
Re: Text--blobs instead of letters
on Dec 31, 2014 at 7:58:38 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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