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Resize controls are hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop and I can't figure out how to get them to display. Usually I double click the text layer and they appear, but not anymore.

Any ideas?

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I think you can show it with Ctrl+T after you click the paragraph text box. Sorry if I wrong, Photoshop newbie –  kolonel peteruk Sep 13 '13 at 2:28
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Have you got the Show Transform Controls checkbox selected?

Show Transform Controls

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This is checked and I can see the transform controls for shapes and objects, but still not the paragraph text box. To expand on this, (1) I can still resize it, but the controls are invisible. (2) This problem is only occurring in a specific document that I saved. I have tried tranferring the content to a new document to no avail. –  Wolf Cat Sep 13 '13 at 13:58
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View > Extras will control the visibility of an area text box. Make certain that item is checked in the menu.

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This is checked and I can see the transform controls for shapes and objects, but still not the paragraph text box. To expand on this, (1) I can still resize it, but the controls are invisible. (2) This problem is only occurring in a specific document that I saved. I have tried tranferring the content to a new document to no avail. –  Wolf Cat Sep 13 '13 at 13:59
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Solution: I had view mode set to "Painting". I changed it to "Design".

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Your text layer is set to "point text" instead of "paragraph text".

To change it:

1) Right click on the text layer; 2) Click "Convert to paragraph text";

SOLVED! ;)

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