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Problem Selecting Existing Text

Jan 17, 2012, 18:05
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Problem Selecting Existing Text
Hi experts, total newbie here:

I'm trying to develop a background for a web site which contains a logo plus some text. The text is comprised of several independent lines (each in its own layer). I can easily create a line of text and place it. However, after I've created a few lines of text (in separate layers), I find it difficult to select one with the Move tool so I can move it around. I click on the line of text, but while the mouse button is down, the background layer gets selected and moved when I move the mouse. So then I have to undo the "move layer" to get the background where it belongs. I have been experimenting quite a bit to come up with a process that works consistently to select text but have been unsuccessful. It seems to be a guessing game with random results.

What steps do I take to reliably select a text layer so I can move it?

My environment: Gimp 2.6.11 running on Windows 7, 32 bit.

Thanks for your help.

Bill
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Jan 17, 2012, 19:54
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Ooooh, OK.

If I click on a part of a letter, it works, but if I click on the blank spot between letters, it does not select. This is a little different than I was expecting, but it works fine now that I know what I'm doing.

Thanks much,

Bill
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