I am unable to display the text box bounding handles. I have tried CTRL Shift B and selecting view options to make sure the 'handles' box is ticked - it is.
I've had this before in that you can be working on some text, do a new text layer and they disappear!
This is a definite bug which can be a pain.
Anyone help please?
Nobody can tell you anything without proper system info or other technical details like exact version of AE, font settings and so on. usualyl this simply happens when AE runs out of memory in the text engine and of course there may be a genbuine bug, but what else is new?
To display the corners of a text box you select the type tool, select the layer in the timeline, then click somewhere in the text box to reveal the corners. Ctrl/Cmnd + Shift + B has nothing do to with text. There is no + B in the keyboard shortcuts: After Effects keyboard shortcuts reference