CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2018, Windows 7 Pro, Laptop PC
When I enter text I see this strange slanted purple box next to the cursor. See attachment. The text in the purple box is barely readable. If I click outside the purple box the text appears as it should. Problem is I can not edit the text as it either goes into the purple box or the program crashes.
I have tried clearing all cache systems. Even uninstalling and reinstalling the program.
Please, if you have any idea what I am doing wrong, let me know. I have used CorelDraw for many years and have never encountered this.
Does it still look like this if you switch to Pick tool, or is it only as long as the text is selected with the Text tool?Are the characters selected (highlighted) and if so, what happens when they are not?What happens if you add an outline to the text?Would it be possible to post the file so we can have a look at it?(CDR files are not accepted here so you must ZIP it first)
When I switch to the Pick tool, the text shows in the text box as it should.
When I select the text again with the Text tool, everything becomes highlighted, garbled and slanted.
When I put an outline on the text and select with the Text tool, the text is no longer garbled but remains highlighted and slanted.
I will try to post the file. New to this forum so bear with me.
All good questions, thanks.Crash Text.zip
Works as expected here as well.Maybe you have a corrupt font file (Arial Normal version 5.21)?What happens if you choose another font, is it the same thing?
I have tried different fonts and the problem continues. Were you able to see the screenshot I sent previously? Maybe it is a setting that I am not aware of with text? The text cursor is flashing just to the left of the purple box.
I just want to say to Everyone here, thank you for your time. This is a vexing problem.
You may need to look furtehr into the Font Manager, duplicate fonts, and fonts loaded or active in Windows?
Thank you. I did as you recommended. Found Century Gothic was duplicated. Fixed this in Font Manager.
I also removed all but Windows 7 native fonts from the font folder.
The problem continues.
By the way, I have also run several different anti malware scans. Nothing found.
Sorry, I'm out of ideas.My guess is some kind of conflict with something, maybe something with Windows or the graphics driver.Has it been like this since you first installed Draw on this computer?Is 2018 the first version or did you use another version on it, that worked?
It started last weekend. I installed 2018 in April this year.
Something interesting happened yesterday. A tech from Corel sent me a trial of 2019. I uninstalled 2018 and installed the trial. The trial is working perfectly.
Problem is it is only a 15 day trial and so far no word from Corel on what I do after the trial ends.
Thanks for all your help. If I stumble on anything new, I will post it here.