When using Photoshop Elements 8, I used to double click on my text and a white text "tool box" would open where I could preview the different fonts, change the opacity, etc. Since my computer crashed and I had to reinstall PSE8 I no longer have this function. I used it all of the time, anyone know if it was changed with a recent update?
Try resetting the preferences:
Hold down the Alt + Ctrl + Shift(Windows) or Opt + Cmd + Shift (Mac) keys as you click on the icon to open Elements. When asked if you want to delete the settings file, say yes.
Respectfully suggest that prior to resetting preferences, access the type tool. On the option bar, top left, there is a little arrow. Click on that, and reset the tool.. If that does not fix it, reset preferences.
Thank you for the suggestions, but neither option worked in my case. It may be due to prior to my computer crash I had PSE7, then upgraded to PSE8. Since the crash, I just did a clean install of PSE8. I am already getting used to not having it though.....thanks again
I am talking about the Elements Editor.....if I would click on a text box on a project(photo, document, etc.) it would pop up a white box with all of the text tools in it where I was able to arrow down and preview what my specific text would look like in different fonts. It made things quicker, because I didn't have to select a font then click the green checkmark....select another font, click the checkmark, and so on. The white box also contained a color selector, left, right, centered, an opacity slider, etc.