TEXT GLITCHING NEED FIX!!

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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I just want someone to explain to me what the hell is going on with my after effects?? 

The damn text is glitching all crazy, I can't work like this!!!

When adding symbols like "!@#$%^&*()_   they all appear at the end or wherever they want, as you can see in the video I also can't even select when I want to start typing.

What the hell is this crap?

 

This is my video example of what's going on:

https://streamable.com/7tq1a3

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Sep 18, 2022 Sep 18, 2022

Hi @angelica22537740wodu,

It looks like you may be working with a RTL ( right-to-left ) Text layer instead of LTR. Try selecting the Text layer, then open the Paragraph panel, then toggle the text direction controls ( highlighted by the green box below 😞

ParagraphPanel_TextDirection.png

 

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if this works for you or if you continue to see the characters placed incorrectly when typing.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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I'd close the app and then try resetting preferences.

Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while the app is starting.

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Can you upload a screen capture of your Character and Paragraph panels? I would also try to create a text without a paragraph box. Simply click over your composition with the Text Tool and type. If you get exactly the same behaviour tell us.

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Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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It's probably simply a matter of inadequate hardware acceleration causing render delays, so check the relevant options in AE and update your system's graphics driver if necessary.

 

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Sep 18, 2022 Sep 18, 2022

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Hi @angelica22537740wodu,

It looks like you may be working with a RTL ( right-to-left ) Text layer instead of LTR. Try selecting the Text layer, then open the Paragraph panel, then toggle the text direction controls ( highlighted by the green box below 😞

ParagraphPanel_TextDirection.png

 

 

 

 

 

Please let us know if this works for you or if you continue to see the characters placed incorrectly when typing.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team

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Sep 19, 2022 Sep 19, 2022

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Thank you so much! I rarely move any settings on paragraph so I never thought to check if something moved on it's own!

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