Dynamic text box somehow became unselectable

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Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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I have a weird problem. In my Animate project (HTML5 canvas) I have one place where a dynamic text box became unselectable. The layer is unlocked, there's a dotted frame around the text box, but there's no way to select it. Clicking does nothing, dragging a selection box around it does nothing too. It's like the text box doesn't even exist.

 

I tried to attach the problematic file, but I got the error "The attachment's unselectable text.fla content type (application/octet-stream) does not match its file extension and has been removed." 😞

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Participant , Oct 06, 2021 Oct 06, 2021
Try "Modify > Arrange > Unlock All"

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Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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double click it.

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Thanks for the answer! But double clicking doesn't work, it's like double clicking on empty space. Also, using the "select all" option doesn't select it, even though it selects other stuff on the same layer.

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Try "Modify > Arrange > Unlock All"

 

 

- Vlad: UX and graphic design, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Thanks, this worked! 🙂 I didn't know that single objects could be locked, and not just layers. I must have accidentally locked it somehow.

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