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Can't add text to Essential Graphic function

New Here ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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I'm having a problem where I cannot add any text to the Essential Graphics panel.
When I try to, it gives me this error message:

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This is on version 18.0.1

I've tried going back to version 17.7, but that didn't work either.

It doesn't work with any text I make.

 

Would anyone happen to know how I can solve this, and still have editable text?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021
Could you share a screen capture of your text layer in your timeline panel? Press "UU" to reveal all animated properties before sharing the screen capture with us. EDIT: I've checked today that if you are trying to add the text layer to the essential graphics panel you get that error. So be sure to add inndividual parameters (Source Text) not the layer itself.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Could you share a screen capture of your text layer in your timeline panel? Press "UU" to reveal all animated properties before sharing the screen capture with us.

 

EDIT: I've checked today that if you are trying to add the text layer to the essential graphics panel you get that error. So be sure to add inndividual parameters (Source Text) not the layer itself.

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Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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I tried the source text thing and it worked. Didn't know I had to use individual parameters. Thank you!

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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Can you open the Essential Graphics panel in the Window settings?  It sounds like the EG comp has a media field, which  your AE cannot use.  With luck you can open this EG comp from within the Essential Graphics panel and delete the field.  If you can't open the panel, then you probably cannot use this particular EG.

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