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Text size isn't changing

New Here ,
Mar 29, 2017 Mar 29, 2017

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trying to change my text size in the latest version of illustrator cc - is not changing tried changing the value.

please help urgently!

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Mar 29, 2017 Mar 29, 2017

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Hi Vaidehi,

This should not happen. If I get the issue, you are not able to change the text size in Illustrator? What is exact version of Illustrator you are using? What is the OS running in your system? Would you mind sharing your workflow and a screenshot? For details, see: How to add a screenshot to a forum message from iPad/iPhone

Regards,

Om

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Mar 29, 2017 Mar 29, 2017

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Hi,

Did you recently install Ai? Are you on MAC or Windows?

Is this happening both in the Character panel and the options across the top?

Thank you

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 30, 2017 Mar 30, 2017

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You can drag a corner of the Bounding Box (if it is shown, see View) and resize that way (proportionally if you hold Shift at the same time).

If you type (with the Type Tool) and click a new font/size/whatever, the next letter(s) should be changed accordingly.

If things do not work, you may need to reset the preferences.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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How can these preferences be reset? My Illustrator is only changing the bounding box of the text with "Shift + Drag" not the actual size of the text. 

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Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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Can we please see a screenshot, showing you have the text selected, and show us (marking in red would help)  where you are attempting to change the value. Would be good to see your entire character palette

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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This doesn't show it perfectly but you can see the text box is dragging bigger and the text is smaller inside. Screen Shot 2023-01-10 at 2.01.27 PM.png

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Community Expert ,
Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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This is an area text. If you enlarge the area, the text won't follow along. You could convert it to a point text or use the scale tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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I just found the solution. If you double-click the circle connected to the right of the text box it allows for the textbox to be shift dragged.

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Jan 10, 2023 Jan 10, 2023

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Yes. Double-clicking that circle converts the text from area to point and vice versa.

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