I'm currently running AI CS6. In previous releases, when I wanted to start entering text at a certain point (with the regular type tool) I would position the I-beam at the vertical line where I wanted to start, and with the little horizonal line of the I-beam on the horizontal line where I wanted to start, and click. But in CS6, that click seems to position the text on the left-most dotted line surrounding the I-beam, rather on the I-beam itself. Is there some parameter I can set so that the I-beam determines the starting point of text? Or do I just need to adjust my thinking to a different way?
Just to be clear, when you mention that you "start entering text at a certain point" are you referring to using the type tool to a) edit an existing text field already populated with text, b) draw the bounding box for a new text field, or c) single-click on your artboard to create a text field.
I really hope those pictures make sense, just trying to understand your issue fully.
I don't have my second laptop with CS5.5 on it, but I see that the Type Tool in CS6 has the I-beam and then a small bounding box around it with a black triangle in the upper left corner. I looked in preferences to see if cursors could be adjusted and could not find anything myself. Someone else may know a way to do this, but I would suggest just getting comfortable with starting your text fields from the black triangle in the upper left corner of the Type tool.
I hope this helps,
Hi, majarrott. I'm talking about using the text tool to "c) single-click on your artboard to create a text field." I can get used to this new way if necessary. But I don't understand why the change was made -- i.e., what advantage it might have.