Photoshop: Can't put text inside a shape

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Since upgrading to CC from CS4 i can no longer put text inside a closed shape, such as the heart. I can put text AROUND the path but not inside.  The cursor does not change and just types as regular text.  Windows 10
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Arnaud LE BOT

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I've tested with Adobe Photoshop Version: 19.1.3 20180323.r.293 2018/03/23: 1163761  x64

No problem, i've got the icon rounded T when i go on a shape.
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Thanks, i have just upgraded to the latest i can - 19.1.3.  and the same problem.  No rounded T in the shape.  If i create a shape with the pen tool or even a freeform heart (a not very good one!) it works fine.  But if i use one of the preset shapes i can only put text around. I have one i created in CS4 which i can edit the text but i want to do a new one with a different shape.  Arghhhh!
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Hi Steph,

I don't know where you got that heart shape, but the default one works fine.  Check this out:

So I guess this begs the question -- how did you create your heart shape?  I don't think that's the one that ships with the app -- or if so, it's been somehow deformed.

Thanks,
David
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Hi, yes definitely in the app and i updated it just yesterday and its still in there - there are 2 hearts.  Its the bottom one.  
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Howdy Steph,

Thanks for the info.  That's the missing mojo.  You're right, this shape seems flawed.  I'll log a bug against it.  Sorry for the hassle.

David
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Also, digging through this, it appears that a few of these shapes have this problem.  In these cases, as Arnaud pointed out, these paths haven't been closed.  You can do that yourself if you'd like by zooming in (to the bottom point), activating the Pen tool, mouse over until a small square with a horizontal bar appears to the bottom right of the cursor.  Click once.  You've now picked up the path.  Now, click again.  You've now closed the path.  It might take a couple tries to get it right, but it's not too tough.

But the first heart does work correctly.
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Thanks David & Arnaud - i will try this later.  Glad i'm not going mad as yes, there are quite a few with this problem!