Can't Edit Text in a Group/Clipping Mask
In 2018 AI CC, after using a group/clipping mask with text on the inside, you can not edit your text when you double click on the clipping group/mask directly. The Properties panel doesn't display the character settings. See my screenshot
So, to get around this, I have to cut the text out, paste on the main layer, edit it and then cut/paste it back inside my group/clipping mask.
Or, release the entire mask, make my edits then re-group/mask it afterwards. Or I have to open the separate character panel.
As opposed to the way it should. The only way the Property panel display the character settings is if you create/edit your text ONLY on the main layer.
When I try to edit the text inside the clipping mask - the text is marked as a gray area and it's invisible. Once the text field is taken out of the clipping mask, it can be edited normally. In my case, this problem occurred during the illustrator 2020 update in September / October and it is also in version 2021.
Amadeusz W commented
Total agree, it has to be fixed!
Eli Crow commented
I am having the same problem. It can be worked around by opening the character panel, but that sort of defeats the purpose of the properties panel.