text block cursor not indicating actual cursor location
TEXT BLOCK CURSOR NOT INDICATING ACTUAL CURSOR LOCATION
This has happened a few times to me, but is not consistent.
When editing text in a type block I use the pointer to hi light the area where changes are required but the changes occur at a different point in the text.
I have attached an image to clarify this - the black editing block is hi lighting the additional space I intend to delete but the actual character deleted is a few characters away (in this case the letter 'f' which shows with a blue edit line in this image - after undoing the action).
J H commented
Illustrator 25.2.1 (64-bit)
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Cannot select text using the Selection or Direct Selection tool because the bounding box for the text is displaced (see screenshot). The only way to select it is to find the text in the layer and select it that way (i.e. very impractical when there is a lot of text to sift through and its not organized alphabetically).
Copying and pasting the text does not correct the problem. The text has to be retyped in a new box.
However, after selecting (via the layer panel) and deleting the problematic text, it does not disappear from the screen (only after zooming in or out does it disappear, even though it has been deleted).
The problem may occur after performing a scaling operation. I seem to remember that I encountered a similar problem in much earlier versions of illustrator (from about 10-15 years ago). However, I'm not sure if the problem is related to a prior scaling operation or not.
The included screenshot shows the issue.