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I am trying to fit a text box to the text inside the box, but the cursor and height of the selection of the text is too tall. Whenever I try to fit the text box, the text disappears.

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This font is called Replica (Light).

I found this help page on the Adobe community where the culprit was the baseline shift - which is not the issue in my situation.

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Illustrator 26.0.3

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The Type is set to superscript. Select the type and toggle that setting.

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  • sigh ok, thanks Mar 3 at 0:46
  • .. been there :)
    – Scott
    Mar 3 at 0:46
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    @MicroMachine It looks like you've got the Area Type box set to Justify Vertically. Those options aren't available in my preferred AI version. So I don't really know where they are located. Maybe the menu.... Type > Area Tye Options
    – Scott
    Mar 3 at 0:57
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    Yup.... Type > Area Type Options... : helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/….
    – Scott
    Mar 3 at 1:29
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    @JeffK That would cause the type to overlap itself on 2 lines... which could absolutely be an issue. But it's not the issue here.
    – Scott
    Mar 3 at 3:33

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