Photoshop: "Convert To Paragraph" In The Layers Panel

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Hi,

So, on every document I ever have to use type of any sort this happens:


It doesn't matter "where" I start typing, or which version of Photoshop I use, this happens regardless. It is ten times worst when I have to "paste" a whole paragraph; I then have to zoom all out, then resize the box, then select all text and resize it down to whatever I need it to be at.

Here's a visual of a paragraph being pasted into a document. 


If I adjust the font to a smaller size "before" I paste in the text, once I convert to "Paragraph Text" the bounding box goes outside of the document STILL:



Then, I have to click Option + 0 to zoom way out to see the corners so I can resize it:



Then I resize it but the text isn't resizing with it:

So, this takes a lot of extra time, and I was wondering when we can get some relief with this problem? I usually type my text in Word so I can make sure it's correct, so I always paste it from elsewhere either in Photoshop or Illustrator depending on what I'm working on, but i have the same problem there too.

Can the bounding box snap to the document size at least? And resize the text in it down as well? 

TIA
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Alexandra Giamanco

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Jaroslav Bereza

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You can create bounding box first via mouse drag and then insert text inside. :-)
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Alexandra Giamanco

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True, but once I paste the text, the text isn't snapping to it; even when I specify the size, so I still have to select the text and resize it down and rearrange it to fit properly in the box.
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Howdy Alexandra,

Have you tried to reset your paragraph panel?  Do you get this with everything you paste in?  By default, text should wrap to the box.

Thanks,
David
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Alexandra Giamanco

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"Pasted Text" from anywhere only wraps if I use a Shape to paste into. It does not work with the regular text tool/paragraph bounding box. Even if i draw my paragraph bounding box while using the text tool and then paste it will spill all over and won't constrain to the box I pasted in.