I feel extremely stupid asking this question, but using the trial of CS5, when I open a CS4 project I am unable to see the text which I want to edit.
I can highlight it (select), and view it in the other compositions but when i go to edit the text layer itself there is just the grey area (workspace) with no visable text, when i guess where it is and highlight it all i get is a shaded area.
I have to go back to the main composition to see the changes.
This did not happen in CS4.
What stupid mistake am i making?
Many thanks in advance
You edit text in the Composition Panel (comp window). Always have. You don't edit text in a Layer Panel. I'm not even sure how you would open a text layer in a Layer Panel. It would really help if I new a little more about your composition.
It sounds like the Text layer may be in a pre-comp and that the text may be the same color as the pre-comp background. A screenshot of the project or a screenshot of the project flow chart would help.
Wow !! Thank you for information i'm just use AE CS5 .