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Text Problem - Macromedia Shockwave

I tagged this question onto another thread and didn't get any responses there so I'll try again. When I work with large text over an image (I'm a book designer) the text is fussy to work with. If I move it, pieces of the letters get left behind. Or if I highlight a letter and change it nothing happens until I zoom in or out. I've had this problem in Quark in the past and was told it was a memory problem? I'm using a G5 with 1.2 gigs RAM so it CAN'T be a memory problem... Any suggestions? Thanks, ...

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    I tagged this question onto another thread and didn't get any responses there so I'll try again. When I work with large text over an image (I'm a book designer) the text is fussy to work with. If I move it, pieces of the letters get left behind. Or if I highlight a letter and change it nothing happens until I zoom in or out. I've had this problem in Quark in the past and was told it was a memory problem? I'm using a G5 with 1.2 gigs RAM so it CAN'T be a memory problem... Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Phil
    Phil_Schirmer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Two questions, Phil:

    1. Does the text redraw properly when you refresh the screen?

    2. At what magnification does this happen?
    Doug_Katz@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Is your type left as vector type, or has it been converted to pixels? If the former, is it just one font (if so, I would think a corrupted font which should be replaced), or any? Is this just a screen anomaly (if so, I would think it's your video card), or does it print the same as what you see?

    Neil
    Neil_Keller@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Well, I just tried again and it does seem to work OK at 100%. Hmmm... if this means that I can't work with type at a reduced viewing size that's a problem. Never had any difficulties in earlier Photoshops.

    Yes, Doug, it does redraw correctly when I refresh the screen. I just have to refresh the screen every time I make any changes to the type (i.e. larger, smaller, or moving it, which I'm constantly doing as a designer).

    Neil - I've just upgraded to CS. I wasn't even aware the text is temporarily in vector. I just assumed it was pixels. (I just click on the T tool and start typing). I guess I'll have to do some more learning...

    Thanks for your replies. For now, I'll work at 100%.
    Phil_Schirmer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Some folks are having an issue with text redraw at 50% magnification.
    Doug_Katz@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Phil,

    Type exists as freely editable vectors until it is rasterized.

    Neil
    Neil_Keller@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Just as an update on this issue...we were having the same redraw problems with text below 100% mag and I found the "Info Palette Issue" thread...

    <http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?128.2ccf5200>

    Apparently moving the Info palette to the back of the palette window or closing it altogether solves the redraw issue at mags below 100%. At least it worked for us ; - )
    It also seems that Adobe has acknowledged the issue and are working on it.
    See thread for full details.

    Good Luck,

    Rustus
    Rustus_Maximus@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Wow, I am impressed. How the heck someone could figure that out. I just tried it and it works! I move the info palette back behind the histogram and my type problems are gone... I wouldn't have discovered that in a million years.
    Thanks Rustus.
    Phil
    Phil_Schirmer@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi Phil...sorry for the late reply here but haven't checked this thread in a while. No need to thank me...thank the guys who found that little work around. We were just as frustrated as you ;-) This board serves a wonderful purpose and almost everyone on here is more than ready to help solve a problem and probably the problem already has a solution...you just have to dig sometimes.

    Photoshop on brother! Photoshop on!

    Rustus
    Rustus_Maximus@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Amos_H Guest

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    ???? ????
    ???? ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??????? ???? ?? ??????? ??? ????????.
    ??? ????? ????????.
    macromedia, in order to cut down download time, now installs a 'slim' version
    of shockwave.
    two of the files that you dont get with the slim version are text related,
    if you have a windows version that is not english, you will not see english
    text corectly.
    and now the solution:
    first uninstall your shockwave:
    goto to the 'control panel', than to 'add remove programs' and remove
    (uninstall) 'macromedia shockwave player'
    then click on the link below to go to the download page of the 'full' version
    of shockwave (file size about 5MB).


    [url]http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=Shockw[/url]
    aveFull&P2_Platform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=Netsc ape6

    ---the file does not self install you have to click it after the download
    completes.



    zivoren Guest

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