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When writing, when I hit return, text disappears. Can anyone help?

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Recently I've noticed that when I'm writing in Photoshop, when I hit return, the text after I hit return, disappears. 
I was using PS-2018, but thought an upgrade to 2020 would help fix it, but no, the problem persists. 
I've noticed the text appears on the text layer on the layer stack but not on the image itself. 
I've attached an image of the issue. I wrote out the text on one line for this test, then placed the cursor infront of the second word, and hit return. The second word then disappeared. If I then hit backspace, it reappears on the same line. I've tried adjusting the line spacing etc on the character panel, and other bits, but so far I've not found a fix. 

I really need this to work as I use it for my work. 
I'm using a windows 10 system. 

Thank you. 

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Leading is a character setting and your text needs to be selected. Typically leading (as defined by Gutenberg) is typesize + 2, but all caps can take a smaller number, as there are no descenders.

 

The next thing to try is to reset your Type tool. Right-click the Type tool in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset Tool.

 

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When writing, when I hit return, text disappears. Can anyone help?

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Recently I've noticed that when I'm writing in Photoshop, when I hit return, the text after I hit return, disappears. 
I was using PS-2018, but thought an upgrade to 2020 would help fix it, but no, the problem persists. 
I've noticed the text appears on the text layer on the layer stack but not on the image itself. 
I've attached an image of the issue. I wrote out the text on one line for this test, then placed the cursor infront of the second word, and hit return. The second word then disappeared. If I then hit backspace, it reappears on the same line. I've tried adjusting the line spacing etc on the character panel, and other bits, but so far I've not found a fix. 

I really need this to work as I use it for my work. 
I'm using a windows 10 system. 

Thank you. 

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Correct answer by jane-e | Adobe Community Professional

Leading is a character setting and your text needs to be selected. Typically leading (as defined by Gutenberg) is typesize + 2, but all caps can take a smaller number, as there are no descenders.

 

The next thing to try is to reset your Type tool. Right-click the Type tool in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset Tool.

 

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Interestingly, my text also disappears when I click to centre align the text, but reappears when I left or right align it. 

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Two things to try:

  • Your text is 70/10. Select the text with the Type tool and change the leading from 10 to 70 as a starting place for all caps, and then adjust.
  • If you dragged before typing to make a text frame, it may be too small. Click an insertion point in the text and resize the frame taller or wider if necessary.

~ Jane

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Hi. I've tried changind the leading, but it makes no difference. 
Also no, it's not a text frame. 

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Leading is a character setting and your text needs to be selected. Typically leading (as defined by Gutenberg) is typesize + 2, but all caps can take a smaller number, as there are no descenders.

 

The next thing to try is to reset your Type tool. Right-click the Type tool in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset Tool.

 

~ Jane

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Ah-ha! That did it. Reseting the tool fixed the issue. 
Thank you. I was pulling my hair out over this.   🙂

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You're welcome, @Andrew_Dobell. I'm so glad it's working now. 🙂

 

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Have a look at the Character panel (Windows > Character) and check the amount of leading; it may be far too much and making the second line disappear from the text frame, when you hit return.

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Hi, thanks. But no, I've tried that. Makes no difference. 

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I opened Photoshop CC that I still have, and don't have this problem on there. So it's something to do with the new versions of PS. Some setting or something I'm guessing. 

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