I just realized that I cannot edit attributes of individual characters in menu text box.
If I highlight a portion of text in a box, then as soon as I click on Character panel the highlight disappears and entire box is selected (handles appear).
I can accomplish the task with "edit Menu in Photoshop", but I used to be able to do this within Encore CS3.
As a test, I installed Encore CS5.1 on 32bit XP partition containing CS3, and it behaved the same way (unable to edit attributes of individual chars).
I have not been able to find any info on this on the net. Am I missing something?
Thank you for any insight on this.
Production Premium CS5.5
on Win7 SP1 64bit
No, with the Text Tool, or double click with arrow to get inside the box.
BTW, I reinstalled Encore with the same result. Next step is reinstall of entire suite, but I'd like to avoid that if possible...
Another piece of info: subtitle uses the same interface, and it does work. I can even edit text there and paste into menu text! But why doesn't the menu editor let me do it?
I select the text box with the Direct Selection Tool, double click (which actually gives the Texttool) this will give you the all the text.
Click again and it deselects. Now select the letter/word(s) you want to edit.
Thank you for the follow-up.
I select the text box with the Direct Selection Tool, ...... Now select the letter/word(s) you want to edit.
Yes, I get that far, and next you do is to click on one of the attributes on Character panel to change the appearance of selected text. As soon as I do that entire box gets selected, and attribute you select, say bold, is applied to the entire text, not the selected. This happens even if I hold my breath tight.
I zapped the Encore preference files, again with the same result.
I really don't remember if this was the case from the beginning (I installed CS5.5 in November last year) or it started doing this sometime after installation...
Now i see what you mean.
I tried it in CS5.5 and CS6 and yes a soon as you want to change one character to say bold the whole text box jumps to bold.
I think in this Photoshop is the easiest way to solve this.
Or set the character or word in a seperate text box.
I'm happy(?) that you see the same problem - I thought it could be just my system.
So, if it happens to everyone with CS5.5/6, and it works fine in CS3 (I don't have CS4/5), is this a new feature/improvement? (I just filed a bug report)
I guess people don't edit the text this way much...
Thank you for confirming, Ann.
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