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Text has disappeared from Illustrator files???

Feb 15, 2013 8:11 AM

Tags: #text_problem #font_missing #font_error

Text has disappeared from Illustrator files???  I can make a text box but no text shows up at all....when I pull up other files the text is missing aswell.  I am sure I just clicked something but I can't figure out what...help!!!!

 
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    Feb 15, 2013 8:28 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Is the text present in outline mode?

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 9:05 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Is the text object still there? What kind of text object is it? Point text, path text or area text?

     

    Is the red cross symbol there? Is anything there? Is the font installed? What system and version? Please provide as many information as possible. What exactly did you do?

     

    C'mon, this can't happen to all your files just out of the blue.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:00 AM   in reply to keriann024

    If the red cross looks something like the image below, it means that, somehow, your text got way too big for the box it is in.

     

    Since you say this is happening in all files, my first thought would be to rset the preferences:

     

    Reset Preferences

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/375776

     

    1) Close the program and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup (not reversible)

     

    or

     

    2) Move the Folder. See:

     

    http://www.bugge.com/Family-and-friends/Illy/illy.html

     

    *   *   *   *   *

     

    Does your red cross look like this?

    TEXT.jpg

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Then you might just want to drag one of the text's handles to make the area bigger.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:49 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Indeed. But what worries me, is where he says;

     

    keriann024 wrote:

     

    ....when I pull up other files the text is missing aswell.

     

    To me, that seems to indicate a wider problem.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:58 AM   in reply to OldBob1957

    There's absolutely no way telling what has happened here. So much information is missing. The "wider problem" might as well be just a lack of experience ...

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:00 AM   in reply to Monika Gause

    True.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:13 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Do you have a "wireframe" mode that can show you everyting on the page?

     

    http://www.ehow.com/how_8399074_wireframe-preview-illustrator.html

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:20 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Have you tried resetting preferences?

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to keriann024

    Can you post the file here? Or any file for that matter with the problem?

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 12:28 PM   in reply to keriann024

    keriann024 wrote:

     

    wow....didnt come here to get trashed or insulted.

     

    sorry for that. Could you please give more information? I mean, since you have been using Illustrator for such a long time, you should know which kind of information might help to identify problems.

     

    - which fonts are concerned?

    - what has happened before the problem occured. Sorry, but I don't get the impression that you're telling us everything. Did you install fonts, an upgrade, a third party plugin ...

    - are you using a font manager? What happens if you disable it?

    - did you have a crash?

    - where are your files stored?

    - have you checked your fonts?

    - does Illustrator throw any error? Missing fonts e.g.

     
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    Feb 15, 2013 1:53 PM   in reply to keriann024

    OK, this is a freefont.

     

    There are a couple of things:

    - first this: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/troubleshoot-font-problems-w indows.html

    - then the font itself may be bad

    - a recent Windows update ruined fonts: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-update-for-Windows -lets-fonts-disappear-1771419.html

     
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