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On 10/07/2014 12:05 AM, Paul_Mccarthy wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As hard as I try to follow tutorials etc, I can't see text when
> I try to add it to a photo.
> The Help file within Gimp suggests that if I select the Text
> tool and click on an area of the canvas, I should see text as
> soon as I start typing.
> The text comes up in the "Layers - Brushes" sidebar and I can
> see a cursor moving in the text box on the canvas, but I see no
> text on the canvas at all.
That's quite bizarre - there is no connection between the Brushes
dialog and the text tool - if you see a moving cursor on the image
canvas, nothing should happen anywhere else while you type. My
first impulse would be to check whether I had the current stable
version of the GIMP from an "official" source - and even if so, I
would reinstall it anyway just to make certain.
If you don't see the text appearing in in the image as you type,
that might be because it's too small to see: The larger the image
you are adding text to, the harder the letters will be to see,
unless you have selected a font & size that are large enough to
show up. Next time around try typing something, do Control+a to
select what you typed, and increase the size via the on-canvas
control box to see what happens. Worth a try anyway.
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