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Andy Jay
Strange Text Tool Selection Error
on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:17:35 pm

Hiya,

Ok so I am running AE 2018 & 2019 due to glitches. 2018 Has been my work around.

Today I have opened a build that has been problem free.

When I use the TEXT Tool to select the text (highlight to edit the text), it doesn't work.

It will only create a new empty text layer.

I have uninstalled and tried both versions of AE.

Hopefully I am not missing something obvious, any ideas appreciated.

ps - I am running the previous version of AE due to this kind of error, but now it is happening in both.

Imac / Mojave 10.14.3

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Strange Text Tool Selection Error
on Mar 19, 2019 at 4:38:48 pm

Does double-clicking on the text layer highlight all the text in the layer?

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Andy Jay
Re: Strange Text Tool Selection Error
on Mar 19, 2019 at 5:08:42 pm

Hi Dave,

No that doesn't work, it used to!

I can select the layer with the selection tool .. nut impossible to select the text using TEXT tool.

Thanks

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Max Haller
Re: Strange Text Tool Selection Error
on Mar 20, 2019 at 4:33:13 pm

Not to ask obvious questions, but are you certain there's no hidden/shy layer on top of the text you're trying to select and the text layer isn't locked or controlled with an expression or anything like that . I'm not having any issues with the selecting text myself. If its not working in multiple versions it's gotta be something with the comp.


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Andy Jay
Re: Strange Text Tool Selection Error
on Mar 22, 2019 at 8:08:37 am
Last Edited By Andy Jay on Mar 22, 2019 at 8:39:12 am

Hi Max,

Thanks and good point about the fault happening in both versions.

If I create a new build / comp .. there is no problem ..

So it must be something in the build I was working in.

Managed to patch through it and finalise the project but If I find out what has happened I'll post on here.

Many thanks
A

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