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Cannot Paste from one text box to another.

Jan 16, 2014, 18:41 (This post was last modified: Jan 16, 2014 18:42 by Gosford.)
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Cannot Paste from one text box to another.

I am currently trying to copy some text I entered from one text box to another text box and GIMP not allowing it. I can paste the text just fine into any other application, word, browser, etc. so I know the copy/cut function is working fine. I've even tried opening the Text Box Editor from the text box itself and no luck there.

What gives? And why does it seem like I have to jump through ten times as many hoops for basic functions as I would with another program?

I'm trying really hard not to bash on GIMP after only using it for a few days but I would be lying if I said my blood pressure is damn near through the roof. Sad

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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Jan 16, 2014, 23:54
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RE: Cannot Paste from one text box to another.
(Jan 16, 2014 21:10)ofnuts Wrote: there is no such thing as a "Text box" in Gimp. ...
Where does that come from?

6.6 Text

Under the subtitle "box". Its the active text box on that layer. can be set to "dynamic" or "fixed". In a sense its not an actual textbox(typing directly onto its own layer, but it still is one.

So in addition of's complete post above...
Gosford: So before you paste the text, make sure that you first click the Text text tool.
Select the layer with the text in the layers window.
Then click directly on your typed text on the canvas. Then you should be able to paste your text.
In some cases you can still edit the contents of your text after adding filters *BUT* you will get a pop-up message asking if you want to will revert the text back to the first text/color/size you used.

*However, you do have the option to make a new text layer to paste your text in.
(see "Figure 9.2. Warning lose modifications" )

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