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Can't make font larger or change color - GIMP 2.6

Jan 11, 2014, 23:05
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Can't make font larger or change color - GIMP 2.6
Hello, first time posting so sorry if I mess up the etiquette. I already searched the forum for this question and just got gibberish so I am asking again.

I was doing a tutorial about how to use a photo behind cut out text and everything was going fine until I tried to add text and change the color. The text is invisible even though I changed the color to white and the box resized itself really small and I can't see anything even though I set it to 150 px.

Someone suggested to try unchecking the 'dynamic text' button but I don't see this button anywhere in my text tab.

I have never been able to successfully use GIMP for anything because of this problem with adding text. I have had 2 versions, Windows and Linux. Right now I am using it with Pangolin. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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Jan 12, 2014, 12:29
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RE: Can't make font larger or change color - GIMP 2.6
That had me fooled for a while, Precise Pangolin, Gimp 2.6.12 I do not use 'buntu, but no reason why it should not work.

There is no dynamic/fixed text option in Gimp 2.6

This is in a windows XP, but as a visual checklist.

[Image: X1XBdPU.jpg]

You have a suitable standard font and a suitable font size.
Colour is the forground colour
Selecting the font tool and clicking on the canvas brings up the text editor dialog.
Typing in some text expands the text box
The text box resizes by dragging the handles
The text layer is above the image layer.

Question, where does it start going wrong with your setup.

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