Premiere CC 2019 problem with Text graphics cannot edit text
updated to CC 2019 on Windows. When i use Text tool I cannot select or highlight individual text. I also cannot see my cursor or see any bounding box when editing text, and therefore cannot change font size or color on specific text (because i can't highlight or select anything). Does anyone else have this issue? Need help as it's quite urgent. Thanks
Marta Demartini commented
I cannot believe this, in over a year this issue is still not resolved, why is it impossible to copy (title text) into premiere pro 2020 to edit it.
this is just so, so frustrating...
What have your software developers been doing for the past 15 months?
VM1CC EDIT commented
Why can't I copy/paste text from ANYTHING into the titler in Premiere Pro 2020? What the ****? So frustrating.
Robert Lubke commented
I have never had trouble with text graphics...today they don't work! I don't see a solution in this thread.
Annika Koenig (Premiere Pro) commented
Thanks Dave, for your comment. I absolutely hear the frustration. And please note that the Motion Graphics team is interested in user feedback and really wants to eliminate bugs. I suggest not to mix in more issues that are unrelated, this thread is already dealing with at least three different issues which makes it hard to follow because there are different solutions or workarounds. One user also asked why toggling rulers should have any effect. Well, the rulers do resize the Program Monitor slightly so it is definitely good info, but of course not the solution for our users.
I will send you a DM, Dave, so we can tackle the crash you are seeing as a separate issue.
Dave M commented
This is terrible. In addition, now the program crashes every time I try to change my font. I don't want use Myriad on everything, but as soon as I select another typeface, everything crashes.
Dan S commented
Ridiculous. What do rulers have to do with being able to edit the text? And I definitely did not disable rulers when I switched over to Premiere Pro 2020 version. The program is super buggy.
Ben Naylor commented
IIonka Hofmann's solution worked for me. Enable rulers..:)
Ilonka Hofmann commented
I had this issue, I'm using PP2020, it wasn't related to monitor display settings percentage for me, it was related to being in multi-camera view. I saw a post that said someone got it to work by enabling rulers, my rulers were greyed out because of multi-camera view. Once I disabled multi-camera view it works as expected meaning I could edit text as normal without rulers enabled
Daniel Bunn commented
Also when editing under the graphics section go to view --> "Show rulers" now you should get the text box outlines back! This was driving me crazy
Raphael Kurig commented
This is ridiculous Adobe-Project Leaders. Get your f... work done guys, its the least you could do now after 1.5 years not fixing it. I feel like being in a government where everyone is always sorry about systems. GTFTW. And its the second "way too" big annoying bug after when you dropped out HAP Codec without developing a new working one for the show and event scene. Thanks for nothing. And you know what I did now? I just updated and look here, the bug is still there. Amazing Job. Like your president said, amazing and huuuuge. AAAArrrggghhh. The worst is I even watched some ****** youtube tuts about this bug with no help because no one can help a ****** buggy system like premiere pro text tool.
Bryan Crowe commented
I am having the same problem with both 2019 and 2020 versions of Premiere. Very annoying and difficult to work with text fields. Adobe PLEASE FIX THIS. By the way, my display is set at 100% so I don't know anything about the issue appearing at 125%.
Annika Koenig (Premiere Pro) commented
Hi everyone and thank you for adding your experience and information. That is super helpful for us. I identified two issues here.
1. Direct manipulation does not work (no bounding box) on Windows at a display scaling of 125%. You can still edit the text, but it is hard because of the missing bounding box, plus you lose the anchor point. We are working on this and will hopefully have a fix soon. Workaround in the meantime: change display scaling to something else than 125% and relaunch Pr.
2. Direct manipulation does not work (no bounding box) on Mac and Win when linking a prgraphic to another track item. This issue is logged and reviewed internally. Workaround, if you can, would be to group track items instead of linking them or to click on the graphic layer in the Essential Graphics panel to get to the bounding box and retain control over the graphic.
carla cespedes commented
I am currently using PP2020, I am editing few slides pre-made and trying to select a different font but I can only see the one that came with the template. I can edit everything else...
Any suggestions or possible fix?? thank you!!! C
Roseanne Wakely commented
I also had this problem. It was driving me crazy before my deadline tomorrow! Turning on Rulers totally worked and was a godsend. Thanks!
Matthew Bouvet commented
Thank you for your comments, I found that the opening up the Graphics Tab allowed me to work with the title without any lag...can someone explain in more detail about the linking text to audio method? I right clicked the title in my Project panel but did not have an option to link it to anything. It was greyed out.
Maxwell Phillips commented
I had the same problem. however, it was when I linked my text to some audio. I found that if you unlink the text from the audio or video that your working with, it's back to normal
Grady Frank commented
I'm in PP 2020 and found that I also could not edit text. But, there is a string of words across the top of the workspace (Learning, Assembly, Editing, ...) and when I clicked the Graphics word, it made the text frame live and editable.
Same issue and the rulers trick worked for me!
Tom Poole commented
Buggy AF!! Been using premier pro for years and this latest update is going backwards in time, Im almost ready to throw in the towel in on premier pro, glitchy, slow and crashes all the time! have your developers been smoking *****!!!
Conyers Bull commented
I'm running Premiere Pro 13.1.
Working in the audio panel didn't work for me, but I found the following fix by accident. I turned on the rulers, and suddenly I can see the bounding box and the highlighted area.
View --> Show Rulers
And I can toggle it on and off as needed. (Ctrl + R)