Hey, thanks for the reply.

i think it has something to do w/ the layer underneath being so big that
everywhere that i am clicking, GIMP thinks i want to change the current settings
in the text or something.

because if i click off of the canvas, then it lets me add new text.
apparently, it has something to do w/ the layer size. it seems like all of the
layers are 780x1280...

here is the link to the file i am editing...



i think i am going to just recreate everything in Inkscape, that program makes a
lot more sense in my mind than GIMP.

>It appears to work as advertised to me, so I'm not sure what the issue
>Here's the behavior I see:
>I created a text layer and then rotated the layer 90 degrees using
>When I select the text layer, and select the text tool, and then click
>on the
>text layer in the image, the dialog you refer to pops up.
>If I select "Create New Layer", the original text layer is left
>and a new layer containing the same text as the original layer is
>and I can edit it as a normal text layer because it is new and has
>only plain
>text and has not been modified in a manner which renders the text
>"uneditable".  For example, I can change the wording of the text
>If I select "Edit", the original text layer is reverted to its last
>where it was plain text (in this case, back to horizontal text instead
>the rotated text), and I can edit that as a normal text layer.  As in
>other option, I can change the wording of the text itself.  The
>between the two buttons is that one leaves the original text as is and
>creates an additional text layer, and the other uses the original
>Is this not the behavior you are seeing?  
>What is the behavior you are expecting?
>GIMP is currently not able to modify the text itself (i.e. change the
>itself) once it has been modified in a manner such as rotation.

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