Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Cannot Select Text To Edit

Posted on 2004-10-12
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I'm using Photoshop CS (Version 8.0) and am having trouble using the text tool.

I can successfully add text to a layer but if I then try to edit this text I cannot select it.

My colleague has, what we thought was, an identical installation.

Double clicking on the text layer on her machine selects the text.  Doing this on my machine doesn't do anything!

Wondered if I'd accidentally set some option somewhere.

Any help greatfully received.
Question by:ollertonk

Assisted Solution

php-webdesign earned 41 total points
ID: 12284903
try cntrl-click on the text layer in the layers window

Assisted Solution

Fahdmurtaza earned 42 total points
ID: 12285873
well all you have to do is to check the check box labeled 'auto select layer' up above near menu bar. Then select the layer or double click over it and you'll get the editing cursor. Add your content thats all.
Fahd Murtaza
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

weed earned 42 total points
ID: 12288171
When you double click on the text to re-edit do you still have the text tool selected? Does the type layer in your layers palette have a big T in it?
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Expert Comment

ID: 12305246
at least respond to us dear!
Fahd Murtaza

Author Comment

ID: 12345662
Apologies for the delay in replying but I've been off work sick.  

On returning to work I can now select the text without any difficulty.  (It seems a week off has done whatever numerous re-installs and re-boots couldn't).

I'll keep checking and assign the points accordingly if the issue arrises again.

Expert Comment

ID: 12345894
Ok man got you but keep in mind that question not commented for at leat 21 days get discarded from here.
Fahd Murtaza

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
best online free website 29 132
I updated my Mac Os now i have some issues openig Photoshop 6 63
Photoshop 4x6 printing difficulty 7 78
flash professional 3 20
Introduction When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placi…
In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create a CSS image sprite (In a later tutorial, viewers will learn how to use CSS and HTML to create a navigation menu using this sprite) Open a new Photoshop document with a width of (Icon width)x(N…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create layer styles in Photoshop to easily apply effects to multiple items. Open a document in Photoshop: Apply layer styles to a layer by right clicking the layer in the Layers window and selecting "Blendi…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question