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Cannot change the text box size

Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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So I wanted to edit a portion of text for typography and couldn't select the part because the text bounding box was smaller than the text itself. Also I used the text tool instead of the legacy title. How do I make sure the text box is the same size as the text? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Use the Essential Graphics Panel ... you have controls there for size/placement of the box.

 

And of course, if you have the Text tool active ... T for text ... then click/drag across the screen, you set the initial size of a text box. Click inside the box to begin typing.

 

You might go to the Help menu, to get to the online tutorials and User Guide to help get you farther along.

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Thanks for the help. i just realised that because i had a luma track matte applied, it showed me that size. As soon as i disabled the effect i got the inital text box size back!

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Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Are you sure its not just some random textbox over your pink text.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Yes its the same text box for the text but its too small to edit

 

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Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Edit:  As soon as i disabled the luma track matte effect i got the inital text box size back!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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I think you need to study and practice with the Track Matte effect. It's a powerful tool, but doesn't work the way many think it should.

 

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There is an easy alternative in the EGP for Track Matte.

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Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Post screenshot of effect controls.

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