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Unable to edit text in a text layer?!?

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Sep 16, 2018

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Any help will be enormous.  This issue is maddening.  I've used Premiere Pro to complete many projects, I'm doing the same thing I've always done: ctrl+T to place a new text layer, with the selection tool, double click the text in order to edit.  However, for whatever reason, the software is not allowing the text to edit.  No matter how many times I click the text, Im simply unable to access it. 

I've scoured the internet for any answer and no one seems to address it with any accuracy.  Please, any help is appreciated

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Hi Cocobug123,

It appears that you are trying to control Legacy Text with the Essential Graphics panel. That won't work. Please recreate the text with the "T" tool in the toolbar. Then you'll be able to edit the text. Follow Kristian Gabriel's instruction above.

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Kevin

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Unable to edit text in a text layer?!?

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Any help will be enormous.  This issue is maddening.  I've used Premiere Pro to complete many projects, I'm doing the same thing I've always done: ctrl+T to place a new text layer, with the selection tool, double click the text in order to edit.  However, for whatever reason, the software is not allowing the text to edit.  No matter how many times I click the text, Im simply unable to access it. 

I've scoured the internet for any answer and no one seems to address it with any accuracy.  Please, any help is appreciated

text layer.png

Hi Cocobug123,

It appears that you are trying to control Legacy Text with the Essential Graphics panel. That won't work. Please recreate the text with the "T" tool in the toolbar. Then you'll be able to edit the text. Follow Kristian Gabriel's instruction above.

Thanks,
Kevin

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If your Premiere is working correctly, you should be able to edit text attributes in the following ways:

  • Select the Graphics/Text Clip in your Timeline and then Use your Graphics Essentials panel
  • Select the Graphics/Text Clip in your Timeline and then go to EFFECTS CONTROLS panel.

VIP NOTE: To SELECT or jump into editing your text, use the TYPE TOOL from the TOOLBAR and click on your text in the PROGRAM MONITOR. The SELECTION TOOL can activate text editing by simply DOUBLE-CLICKING on your TEXT in the PROGRAM MONITOR but this can be a bit volatile or buggy. If you just select your GRAPHICS/TEXT clip in your timeline and you are on your SELECT TOOL, this does not activate all the text editing features. If you click on the TEXT LAYER at the top of your GRAPHICS ESSENTIALS panel, this will bring up your text editing features but you still need a way to target the specific TEXT ELEMENT within the clip. So, as stated above, do one of the following:

  • DOUBLE-CLICK on the TEXT you want to edit in your PROGRAM MONITOR with the SELECT TOOL
  • SELECT TYPE TOOL in your TOOLBAR and CLICK on the TEXT you want to edit in your PROGRAM MONITOR.

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Hi, I used CS6 for years but just upgraded to cloud and am having a horrible time with text. Initially it worked fine (text tool, click, type, highight, adjust size etc - red border around text area - select tool to move... nice) BUT now there is no longer a red border, and after typing I amentirely unable to select the text, nor to resize it etc. MADDENING!!!! I've tried everything I know including close the program and restart. Still when I select text tool and type some text, there is NO RED BORDER AROUND THE TEXT and I am unable to select or edit it. PLEASE HELP. I've watched several videos to no avail. 

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i finally figuredout that though no text cursor or red boundary line is visible, I can guess where the cursor is and edit it / move itwith arrows, and highlight (though no highlight shows either, I have to do it blind!) something is definitely wrong with my installation I think. 

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Sep 27, 2018

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Hi Cocobug123,

It appears that you are trying to control Legacy Text with the Essential Graphics panel. That won't work. Please recreate the text with the "T" tool in the toolbar. Then you'll be able to edit the text. Follow Kristian Gabriel's instruction above.

Thanks,
Kevin

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Hi Leannac, do you have scaling set to say 125% in Windows Display Properties? If so, that will be a problem. Try 100% and if you must scale use 150%. Let us know.

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MyerPj, you're a genius, that worked - i set it to 150 and BOOM my red border and cursor are back!! Thank you tons. 

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Apr 14, 2020

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Yep this one worked perfectly, just seems to be s caling issue of the interfact elements, maybe to do do with the display driver, as soon as i adjusted the size of the preview window the red selection elements returned. 

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Wow, thank you so much. That was doing my head in! Can't believe that was the problem!

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Hey guys! If you are still having trouble with the text box like I was, I found that if you applied a different workspace, like assembly it reset the interactive elements. I then went back to my normal workspace and everything was working perfectly. Hope that helps!

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Thank you thank you thank you

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Oh my gosh. Are you serious? That was totally the issue. I updated my graphic drivers yesterday and was wondering what the hell happened. This fixed it. Thanks!!

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I am also unable to edit text. I have scrupelously followed all the recommendations within the thread and am still unable to make changes. I'm currently working on the 1-week free trial. I will not move forward with this software if there isn't a solution to this bug. Please help. 

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I found a fix for my problem. There is a 'Source Graphics' panel used to review video sources before you place them in the timeline. This window was missing on my screen. I added the 'Source Graphics' panel back > selected the 'Effects Controle" tab on the top of this window >selected the 'Test Footage * Graphics' tab just below that > manually selected the text in that window that I needed to edit > followed the typical advice to double click the text with the selection tool or to select with the text tool. Hurray! This worked for me. 

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Hi

I think that it has nothing to do with graphics driver or reseting workspace or something like this.

Because I had the same problem and then I was loading a standard workspace and then loading my workspace again - with no effect.

Then I load a standard workspace again where text editing was working and recreated my own workspace from scratch again.

But unfortunately when I was finished with my workspace the same problem was appearing again.

Then I found out that after opening the "Reference Monitor" the problem was appearing!

The problem was, that on this monitor unter the tool wrench icon, neither "Video" nor "Alpha" was selected in the menu!

After selecting one of the two, everything was working correctly again!

After selecting Video or Alpha it is not possible to deselect this selection again - in other words, as soon as you choose one of the two, it is not possible to choose neither of the two again.

For me, this is clearly a bug, because it should be selected Video or Alpha as standard and it should not happen that nothing is selected.

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By the way, this was happening after upgrading from v14.4 to v14.5 today.

The graphics driver I did update some days before, but this didn't produce this error.

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