Photoshop: Can't use the Type tool without incurring the spinning beachball.

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While happily working normally in Photoshop CS5.1, I selected the Type tool, the spinning beachball came up and I was unable to continue or to force quit. i had to shut down the computer to begin again. The same thing happened a second time.
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Try these documents and let me know if that gets you straightened out:

Troubleshooting Fonts in Photoshop CS5:

Photoshop CS5 crashes or hangs when using the Type tool | Mac OS:

Troubleshoot fonts (Mac OS X):