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

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Fahdmurtaza earned 42 total points
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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
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weed earned 42 total points
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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?
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Expert Comment

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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.

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

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