I lost my text box in microsoft pictureIt.

July 26, 2014 at 11:11:21
Specs: Windows 7
When I click on text or the symbol "A" to add text to a picture, a dotted line yellow box appears at the top of the page. This box can be enlarged and rotated, but no text can be added in it. This just happened for the first time. I have been using the text box in my pictures for years. What have I done to loose the text box?

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July 26, 2014 at 16:14:33
What do you mean by "no text can be added in it"?

Does the cursor move when you type? Can you even position the cursor in it?

Is it possible that the font color is the same as the background or something like that so you can't see what you are entering?

Is it possible that the text box is behind the picture and the only thing the application is showing is the outline so that you know it's there?

Can you Copy/Paste a text box from another file (one of the old ones from when it used to work) and then edit it?

Has anything changed on your system, such as an OS upgrade or an install of new program?

I'm just tossing out ideas to get us thinking...

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July 26, 2014 at 19:55:35
I've tried all of the above and I have not added any new programs. The text box appears as a dotted line at the top of the picture with a rotating arrow. When you drag it into the picture and expand it into a box, you cannot place a cursor in it and it will not let you type anything in it. This is not the normal text box that appears when you click on 'text" or the symbol "A". Normally the text box has "TEXT" highlighted, spelled out and lets you start typing over the word "TEXT". I don't know where this yellow dotted line box came from and why it appeared. I have been putting text into my pictures using Microsoft PictureIt for years. Thanks for your assistance Derby Dad

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July 27, 2014 at 06:42:28
Sorry, but I don't have any suggestions other than contacting MS, assuming it's a vald copy of Picture It. Unfortunately, it was discontinued a long time ago, so you may not get much help from them.

Perhaps there is a Picture It forum. Try Google.

Good luck!

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July 27, 2014 at 10:55:17
Thanks for your try-What a mystery?

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