When I click on the type tool, I don't see the cursor like I should. Instead, I see a tiny flash, but when I type, nothing. What's wrong. Does anyone know?
Did you click once then type, or are you able to click and drag to draw a text container.
Quit and restart Illustrator.
Make sure you have a printer chosen, this does affect Illustrator.
Try resetting your .ai preferences. (Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Illustrator. Your current settings are deleted.)
Thank you for your reply. I did all the things you suggested earlier. I even reinstall Illustrator (but I kept the preferences). I can't even import text into Illustrator (CS5). I'll try reinstalling again and this time I won't keep the preferences. Hope this works! I had the CS6 trial on this computer which I removed. Wonder if this caused the problem?
No, That is not the problem. Thanks for trying to help. It's a good thing I have another computer to work on while I figure out what the problem is.How frustrating! Problems like this always occur when one is busy with client work. Sheesh!
New User? I'm the only one who uses that computer. Windows 7. I just discovered all my versions of Illustrator (C3-5) have the same problem with the text tool. So it must be some system issue. I'm thinkiing I might have to uninstall all the CS suites (updates) and buy the full CS6 suite if I can't solve this problem within a reasonable amount of time. I have too much work to do right now. Appreicate your help. Cheers!
You can create a new user account which when you log into it will be a fresh account and that can tell you whthether it is a preference or font corruption problme.
You should try to create a new user and log in if it still persist you might have a more serious problem. You maight have another application on your computer like a spell checker that is causing the conflict and it will have to go.
it sounds lie a conflict to me.
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