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MS Paint text function grayed out

  1. #1


    RayGo1975 Guest

    MS Paint text function grayed out

    OS : MS Vista Home Premium

    I am trying to use MS paint and the 'A' tool on the tool bar is grayed out
    and not clickable. Do I have to pay to use this tool?
    Also if I go to view the 'Text Toolbar' option is checked but again it is
    grayed out.

    I am no expert on windows but I thought paint was included with the OS.

    Any help is appreciated.

    PS Don't bother telling me that some other program is better, I just need to
    plan my flower garden and MS paint is fine for that.

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  2. #2


    RayGo1975 Guest

    RE: MS Paint text function grayed out

    Never mind, I started drawing in lines and now I can add text. Don't know
    what I did to get it turned on but it is fine now.

    "RayGo1975" wrote:

    > OS : MS Vista Home Premium
    >
    > I am trying to use MS paint and the 'A' tool on the tool bar is grayed out
    > and not clickable. Do I have to pay to use this tool?
    > Also if I go to view the 'Text Toolbar' option is checked but again it is
    > grayed out.
    >
    > I am no expert on windows but I thought paint was included with the OS.
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.
    >
    > PS Don't bother telling me that some other program is better, I just need to
    > plan my flower garden and MS paint is fine for that.

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  3. #3


    Andrew Rossmann Guest

    Re: MS Paint text function grayed out

    [This followup was posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general and
    a copy was sent to the cited author.]

    In article <AA39BBF7-2F42-4F1C-9E57-1EE33C900086@xxxxxx>,
    RayGo1975@xxxxxx says...

    > OS : MS Vista Home Premium
    >
    > I am trying to use MS paint and the 'A' tool on the tool bar is grayed out
    > and not clickable. Do I have to pay to use this tool?
    > Also if I go to view the 'Text Toolbar' option is checked but again it is
    > grayed out.
    >
    > I am no expert on windows but I thought paint was included with the OS.
    >
    > Any help is appreciated.
    >
    > PS Don't bother telling me that some other program is better, I just need to
    > plan my flower garden and MS paint is fine for that.
    Works fine on mine. Text Toolbar is greyed out until I click the 'A' and
    draw a box where the text will go.

    C:\Windows\system32\MSPAINT.EXE

    Maybe it's trying to access a font that doesn't exist?

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  4. #4


    Join Date : Jun 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista 32bit
    Local Time: 19:45


     

    Re: MS Paint text function grayed out

    Yeah RayGO... had the same problem... till I figured out you can't use the text facility while zoomed in or out beyond 100%. So go to "View" ad check that you're on 100% and it should be fine ;-)

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  5. #5


    Join Date : Feb 2010
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium 32 bit
    Local Time: 13:45


     

    Re: MS Paint text function grayed out

    thanks beachpixel. have had the same problem recently until i found your solution. surprising i couldn't find that answer anywhere in windows paint help! go figure...

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