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text box corrupted? automatically filling with lines

New Here ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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hi, i'm trying to create a text box on my document so i can wrap it around an icon for some sticker designs. however, every time i try to create a text box it automatically fills with these weird looking lines, and i cant type anything either. does anyone know how to fix this? Thank you! ive also attached a screenshot of the issue.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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The usual boring answer, most likely: Issues with GPU acceleration not handling transparencies correctly. Start by switching to software-only mode, update your system#s graphics driver, if possible. also look at other stuff that may indirectly factor in: Reset the character palette to defaults, check for "bad" fonts, check your system's font settings and laso stuff like monitor color profiles that also would affect your GPU.

 

Mylenium

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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Which version, which system?

When was your last computer reboot?

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Oct 24, 2021 Oct 24, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. Would you mind sharing version of the OS & Illustrator? Do you see this behavior while working with a specific file?

In addition to the helpful response shared by Mylenium, I'd recommend trying the steps suggested on this community post & let us know if that helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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