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Text Not Selecting Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017

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I cannot seem to grab my text with my curser/text tool or pointer. It’s as if a baseline shift has been added to the text, but there is not baseline shift added.

I have to highlight or grab underneath the text in order to make changes.

It is so difficult to grab that I have to change all my text to outlines in order to work with it.

I’m working with the latest’s cloud version and there are no updates available.

Any idea how to fix this? 

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Community Beginner , May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017

It is not. I think my font might have gotten corrupted. It was working the other week and all of a sudden it is not. When I switch to a different font, it seems to go back to normal. It is our house font that is used in every document, I'm going to see if I can re-install it.

Thank you for your feedback!

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Community Expert ,
May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017

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Any chance that Type Selection by Path Only is checked in your Preferences/Type?

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May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017

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It is not. I think my font might have gotten corrupted. It was working the other week and all of a sudden it is not. When I switch to a different font, it seems to go back to normal. It is our house font that is used in every document, I'm going to see if I can re-install it.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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I have the same trouble. I can select the entire textbox (bounding box is showing up) but text inside the box. It is VERY annoing!!

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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Is the preference option Type object selection by path only turned off?

Is View > Show edges turned on?

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