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Disappearing Text Inside Text Boxes

Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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I have this infuriating problem (it's also happening in Photoshop) where I draw a text box, paste the text inside, and if it reaches a certain amount, all of the text just disappears. This also happens if I try placing it. This has never happened before, and I haven't been able to find a problem. I called Adobe, the rep simply said to reset the settings, which didn't work.

What normally happens is the text will fill up the box until the red symbol appears that the box isn't big enough to fit the text. Now, it's simply all disappearing.

Has anyone experienced anything like this? I've never seen anything like Illustrator/Photoshop having a limit to the text.

Before: (the text you see in the box is what's on the clipboard. The after picture is what happens when I hit Paste again. All the text goes away and the foreground/background colors haven't changed.

text-01.pngtext-02.png

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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Sorry, forgot to post the version and platform:

Mac

High Sierra

2017 21.1.0

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Community Expert ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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I've not experienced this issue. Its possible that it could happen if you have a large Space Before and Space After settings in the Paragraph panel, or if the type is white.

Do you see the type if you choose View > Outline?

From your screen capture, it looks like the text has no space characters. What happens if you add a space character?

It would be helpful to see what the Character and Paragraph panels look like when the text is selected.

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Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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The type isn't white and the text doesn't show when showing View > Outline.

The screen shot has the text as far as I can go before everything disappears. Hope this helps.text-03.png

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Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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Thanks for the screen shot. I don't see anything unusual that would cause this issue.

You could try the CC Cleaner Tool (assuming you are using version CC). Use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to solve installation problems

Follow the instructions precisely. That has worked for me a couple of times when resetting preferences didn't do the job.

Other than that, if you post a link to your file, I will take a look at it and let you know any findings.

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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I remember that Illustrtaor has a limit for the length of a word, that causes text to disappear.

It looks like  your text contains no spaces.

Try to insert some spaces to see  if that helps.

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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Interesting.

The max characters is 6003. Even the German language doesn't have such a word. Would be interesting to invent one.

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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Yes, if such a word would exist, it would be German

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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I also suggest this is a thing.

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Nov 28, 2017 Nov 28, 2017

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Yes, I mentioned adding a space character in my first reply. Did you try that?

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New Here ,
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 06, 2017

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I'm seeing this with the most current update - I can make text appear if I just click for "linear" text. If I type into a text box, either no text appears, the text fills only a single column (like a narrow part of the overall text box), it just disappears.

This has been working for ages. What happened on the new update? Find the correct the code base and get us the right fix. please. This renders my Photoshop useless! I do memes and numerous ads using text in PS.

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Dec 06, 2017 Dec 06, 2017

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Please ask this in the Photoshop forum.

This is the Illustrator forum.

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Dec 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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You have one long run-on word so it has shown up as Overset text. Note the icon at the bottom of the text frame. Add some spacing between words and they will start to show up.

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Feb 27, 2023 Feb 27, 2023

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Go into the little hamburger menu in the top right corner of the Character panel and uncheck "No Break". Usually only the type-obsessed users even know that option exists, and I don't think there's a shortcut for it, so I'm not sure how it would end up checked by accident, but who knows. Unchecking "No Break" fixed the issue for me.

 

 

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