PS CC Character panel almost usless!

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PS CC 14.0
The character panel has major issues. Trying to change tracking, line height and sometimes font-size will result in a completely different number than originally selected. For example: If I type 100 into the character panel for the font tracking. It jumps to 25 every time. no way to change it to 100.
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Andrea McVay

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Posted 5 years ago

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Howdy Andrea,

This is a known bug with transformed type. We are actively working on a fix and hope for it to be available soon.

In the meanwhile, until this solution is officially available, a work-around for the bug is to simply not transform type. Or, if that is too inimical to your workflow, go ahead and make the transformations that you want, note the new point size of the font, and Undo. Afterwards, you can simply change the point size of the font WITHOUT a transformation and the bug will not be triggered.

We know this is not ideal, but it is a solution until we can get a fix built, vetted, and available to the public.

Thanks,
David
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Okay, I can finally post this:

We have made many fixes to the behavior of transformed text and they are now available in the latest release, Photoshop 14.1, which you can download RIGHT NOW. I will acknowledge, there are still a few lingering issues to resolve, but for most users, these fixes should handle their problems. We felt it was better to get a partial fix out now than a perfect fix in the future. We are still planning additional improvements for a coming release.

If you are still struggling with problems, by all means let us know so we can make sure we address them.

Thanks and enjoy!
David