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Jeff-n-Kabul
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The ruler disappeared

Dec 30, 2012 11:12 AM

Tags: #photoshop_elements_11

Hello,

 

I am running PSE 11 on a Macbook pro with OS lion 10.7.5.

 

I started with PSE 11 a few days ago and things were fine.  Now a file I have been working on has problems.  I can cut, but can't paste (only paste into selection), also I can turn on the grid, but not the ruler.  It does not happen with new files I open, but it has with some that I have already worked on.  I was saving my work as PSEs.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

J

 
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    Dec 30, 2012 11:40 AM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    When PSE gets weird, the first thing is to delete the preferences. Go to the editor's preferences>general, click this button and restart the editor:

     

    prefs reset.gif

     

    Then try View>Rulers again.

     
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:04 PM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    No, it should not. It would seem to be something awry with those particular files. Can you post a screenshot of the layers panel for one of them?

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 7:28 AM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    Try it without an active selection. Is it still unavailable?

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    Barbara,

     

    Jeff appears to be in a create mode, like Greetings card, the rulers seem to be disabled in this mode - is that normal?

     

    Brian

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 8:41 AM   in reply to Little_Pale_Face

    Good catch, Brian. Yes. Jeff, click the expert mode button for things like the rulers to become available.

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 9:31 AM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    Jeff,

     

    You said that you had saved your work as PSEs files - my understanding is that these files are project files and contain pointers and information about images and do not actually contain an image themselves. If you open a PSEs file you can continue to work on the project with the limited tools for that project.

     

    The main purpose of the project is usually to print out a collage or similar and so the output is usually to a printer.

     

    If you are trying to merge parts of one image into another to form a new image, there are ways to do it.

     

    Sorry if you know all this, but if you let us know what you are trying to do, someone like Barbara will be able to point you in the right direction.

     

    Brian

     
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    Dec 31, 2012 9:34 AM   in reply to Jeff-n-Kabul

    You must click Done at the bottom of the create window to get out of create mode.

     
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