Text boxes have disappeared in Premiere Pro

Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019

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Hello everyone.

I recently started adding titles to my Premiere Pro project. Until an hour ago, the text boxes would just show whenever I dragged the text button like I always do.

But now, the text boxes don't appear anymore. I can still see the text itself and I can edit it (without an indication of where I'm typing because the text-cursor has also vanished), but I can't see the boxes around them with the handles to make them bigger or smaller. Selecting the text also doesn't work anymore.

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I clicked on the Text tool and the box on the timeline, yet the box on the screen and its handles don't appear.

I tried to search if I accidentally did something with the preferences, but that's all the same. I seriously don't understand what on earth could have happened. Please, help me. And yes, I've already tried restarting the program, creating a new file, a new sequence, everything; the boxes still don't show.

Thank you for reading! I hope anyone can help me with this because I have a serious deadline coming up.

Regards,

Lisa

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019
The most frequent reason for this: you have Windows advanced scaling set to 125%. (Microsoft recommendation is not to set custom scaling.) While you should be okay, it does not work in some recent versions of PR. See this thread for info and workarounds.

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The most frequent reason for this: you have Windows advanced scaling set to 125%. (Microsoft recommendation is not to set custom scaling.) While you should be okay, it does not work in some recent versions of PR. See this thread for info and workarounds.

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Thank you very much for your response! I couldn't really fix it myself, but after I pressed buttons for thirty minutes, the boxes came back!

Very odd indeed, but thank you for your help.

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Jan 07, 2019 Jan 07, 2019

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Very small adjustments of the window up or down can make the boxes appear or disappear....

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Aug 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

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So I have the same issue, and setting the scaling back to 100% fixed it, however now everything is too small to see clearly on my monitor because 125% is the automatic "recommended" setting on my screen. I recently was editing with a borrowed second monitor and I think thats when i noticed the issued started, it was fine before then so is there a different fix that isnt related to scaling?

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Aug 12, 2019 Aug 12, 2019

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At times 150% or 200% can work but not 125% or 175%. You can try those.

Neil

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Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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how exactly would i be able to fix this though? i'm completely new to PR and i for the most part only know the very basics. like where would i click?

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019

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I was able to get the bounding box for a text object to display in Premiere Pro (2019 - version 13.1.2 build 9) by going to the Program monitor (the big panel in the top-right corner of the Editing layout (Window > Workspaces > Editing), the one that shows the video preview), selecting the wrench icon at the bottom, and then turning on Rulers.

Without the rulers turned on I get no bounding box on the text, nor on masks, sssoooo....yeah...it's inconvenient in the default setting. But we're good now though!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019

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Thanks for reporting.

Here's another thread where that was reported as a workaround for using 125% advanced windows scaling.

Re: CAN'T HIGHLIGHT TEXT OR ADJUST SIZE PREMIERE CC19 PROBLEM

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Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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where is the wrench icon?

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Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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In the program monitor panel, bottom right mostly, just by the timecode to the right at the bottom of the image.

 

Neil

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Mar 22, 2020 Mar 22, 2020

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I have the same problem in v14.0.4, this thing should be solved, 125% scale on 1920x1080 is something set by default on many laptops!
Thanks to jb_5549_att answer, I solved it by adding the rulers.

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