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MS Paint text function grayed out

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RayGo1975

#1
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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RayGo1975

#2
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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Andrew Rossmann

#3
[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
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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