4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2013 6:22 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    I can't get text to appear


      I can't get any text to appear. It's there according to the layers and it's at the top. It's not the color, I've changed them again and again. I've been trying to get it to work for months. Please help

        • 1. Re: I can't get text to appear
          MikeGondek Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What happens when you command click on the T icon in the layer thumbnail? (CTRL click if on Win). If you get marching ants, you may have a layer blending mode may not be set to normal or your opacity or fill is set to 0%.

          Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 7.26.38 PM.png


          If you do not  get any marching ants, you may have set your type inside a really small text box and it is overflowing. Try changing the font, incase you have a font with a strange descender height or a technical problem with aht font.

          • 2. Re: I can't get text to appear
            mes520 Level 1

            The box I have the text in appears, but there are no marching ants and my text is small enough (size 14) and the box is large enough it should not be overflowing, but I went ahead and really enlarged it and still nothing. I've even tried simply highlighting the text and I can't, no highlight will even appears.

            • 3. Re: I can't get text to appear
              Curt Y Level 7

              You might try a screen shot and use the camera icon above to upload.  Include all the pertant parts so we can see what you see.

              • 4. Re: I can't get text to appear
                Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

                If your colour and blend modes are sensible, then it is usually a size issue.  Text size defaults to Points, which is OK if you are in the print industry, but it has always made more sense to me to set text size in MM or inches. 


                This way, regardless of the resolution set in image size, if the image is 10 x 8 inches, and you set type to 2 inches, you know you can expect the type to be 1/4 of the document height.