Am unable to colour any text without that colour selection being applied as a stroke
Have clicked the "formatting affects " T button on the swatch panel and on tools panel.
Have looked in styles and turned off all stroke instructions that i can find
Cant make multiple text selections within a paragraph, whats going on here, thats a basic requirement
Driving me nuts on what is an already very unintuitive application for the most part.
Help ! please
If you look on the left of the swatches panel next to the buttons for "formatting affects..." you'll see a copy of the stroke/fill proxies --same ones are in the Toolbox and the Color panel. Click the fill proxie to bring it to the top and the color you choose will be applied to the fill. If the stroke proxy (it has a hollow center) is on top you are formatting the stroke.
Had already checked those and made no difference, tried all combinations.
even looked at some screen shots of other peoples setup to make sure I was doing things correctly but no dice.
Have now deleted my preferences file, restarted and all is back to normal.
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