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Typing in text box is invisible

Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019

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I am marking up PDFs and whenever I create a text box with the text box tool so that I can make a comment, and then try to type in the box, I can see the cursor moving along as if I am typing but I cannot see any text. I have tried to change the size of the font, thinking it might have been set at a very small size, but that doesn't work.

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Guide , Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

Is the type color set to white? do you see a little white box in the text properties box? If so, click on it to change it.

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Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Is the type color set to white? do you see a little white box in the text properties box? If so, click on it to change it.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Luke,

OMG!! I never thought to check that, and you're right, that was the issue.

I don't know how it got changed

but I'm very grateful to you for solving it.

Louise

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Luke,

Thank you so much for this suggestion. Somehow the text color had been changed to white.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Glad you got a solution and its working for you now.

Let us know if there is any further assistance is required.

-Akanchha

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2019 Feb 18, 2019

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Hi Louisew,

As mentioned, while typing in the text box text aren't visible. Is it happening with any specific document or none of the PDF allowing to add text? Are you using Acrobat or Adobe Reader DC? Or did you try making

I can see the cursor moving along as if I am typing but I cannot see any text. I have tried to change the size of the font, thinking it might have been set at a very small size, but that doesn't work.

Have you checked the font color as well? Is it selected Black not White?

If all setting are correct, then you may check the application's version. Open Acrobat>Help>About Acrobat Reader or Check for update.

You might need to repair installation. Acrobat>Help>repair Installation

Let us know if this doesn't make any difference.

Regards,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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why is my text not typing on the bottom of my text box on a preprinted line for it.  I placed the text box directly on top of this line and the text doesn't want to rest on the line, it just floats

 

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Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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I am having the same problem, BUT the font colour is set to black (not white). I tried changing the font colour to blue, as a test, but that didn't work. Please advise. I just downloaded the software yesterday to a computer that belongs to me personally, so there should not be a problem with the version. Also, I have plenty of experience with Acrobat in my line of work, so I'm not a brand-new user. Thanks!

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