Photoshop: Character Panel not showing correct sizes

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop CS6: program error from vector tools, multiple text layer font size weirdness

When i select one text item it shows the Correct font size in the Character panel.. but when selecting more than one text item (all of the same size) Photoshop's character panel shows the size (pt) around 1/3 the actual size. For example if one text item is 15 pt but when four 15 pt items are selected the size is shown as 5 pt

im not sure if this is a bug or how Photoshop is supposed to work.

Photoshop CS6
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DaveChap

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It looks like engineers tried to change this, but didn't catch the protests in the CS6 beta program. People are talking about it here:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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David Ben

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Thanks David- ill go ahead and express my concern there was well!
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I just posted this in detail with many photos, so hopefully many will start to have a voice on this and the engineers will see our issue.

http://davechapfilms.com/photoshop-cs...
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Howdy David,

Did you perform a transform on any of the type layers?
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Hey David,

I think part of the discussion here and the other thread is that i preferred the old way of handling text. Before realizing it was a "new feature" it was rather confusing and is causing a mess of issues within our studio.

i don't believe i should have to worry/remember if i have performed a transformation on a text layer or not. And if i get handed a file from another designer i can't always ask "did you perform any text transformations". In many workflow transformations are used to find approximate sizes and then those size are communicated across different designers... and if the character panel shows sizes that are not direct -- it creates issues. The "new feature" is causing issues and i favored the old way of handling text in the character panel.
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Yes, I did perform a transform on some of the text layers. Others just read out wrong values without transformations when multiple are selected.
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Howdy David

This is an issue that we're looking into which was compounded by a change made in CS6. We are hoping to put in a fix soon.

Thanks,
David
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Official Response
We've released an update to correct this issue such that the behavior of text size/transforms is the same as CS5:

http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotco...