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Solution - How to fix Photoshop CS2 Text
|I recently decided that it was time to replace
my aging 550Mhz P3 Win95 computer with something more suited to the 21st century. So I
built myself a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Quad, 4Gb DDR2 Ram, GForce 8500 w/ 1Gb DDR2, 500Gb Seagate HD
I think I liked my old machine better, this one is faster, but my old one was a lot more powerful software-wise.
I decided since I was building a new machine I would upgrade my software where I could afford it.
For now that boiled down to Photoshop and MS Office, the rest will have to
wait for more funds to come in.
I spent 3 days searching the internet for a solution but all I found were lots and lots
of other unhappy CS2 users trying to figure out the same perplexing issue.
|Some people had claimed to have gotten temporary
relief by deleting all of the fonts installed by Adobe. AHAAA, A Clue!
Why would an Adobe program reject its own fonts? Well Lets see..
Adobe fonts are true type fonts, could it be a problem with only true type fonts? Maybe...
Next I looked at what else was different about my machine at work.It was pretty straight forward, had nothing special installed on it aside from a couple of custom program editors I used in my day to day activities as an application designer. Could they have installed something that was missing from my home machine??? <DING>!
That made sense to me instantly, the problem might not be that anything was broken at all , but rather something was missing from the equation. What could be missing?
I ruled out my programming tools because they are not all that common and would only be found on the smallest fraction of computers having this problem.
So what exactly was on my machine at home, next to nothing. I took another look at my programs menu on my work machine. Aaaahh....
I have Acrobat Reader 7 installed, I didn't have that at home. Could Acrobat Reader have something to do with the mysterious problems plaguing Photoshop CS2 users? When I thought about it it made perfect sense, back at Adobe they were most likely to have Acrobat Reader installed on all their machines and if it had installed something that was required by CS2 but had somehow been taken for granted by their developers it might not have been included in the installs... Hmmmm......
I decided to wait until I got home. I finished my coffee and went back to work as usual for the rest of the day.
HEY! Am I going to give you a solution to the problem with Photoshop CS2 text not working properly or what! Yes, but I wanted to write all this out to point out how, as humans, we tend to jump to conclusions and over complicate the simplest of fixes.
This long article was written in hopes that others will take a moment, sit back, and
think things through before blaming it on windows, programmers, the weather or whatever.
Click Here: Solution to
Photoshop CS2 Text Problem
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useful as you venture forth into the world as a power PC user.
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thinking and some degree of programming ability. While I am willing to share my knowledge
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losses you may suffer from the use or misuse of information contained here. If you are not
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|This is the solution to the
elusive text problems that have plagued some Adobe Photoshop CS2 users including myself is
as simple as the solution to the right!