type tool typing horizontal lines rather than characters...

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Hi, My type tool suddenly began defaulting to showing horizontal lines instead of text. I have been working with PS for years and never had this happen. It is not an issue of background color, as I am typing over an image, and the opacity is set at 100%...
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chris bickford

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Chris Cox

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Which application are you using?
Which version?
Have you tried resetting the text tool?
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Howdy Chris,

You've changed the default Text tool.  To change it back, click SHIFT+T and notice that the icon changes -- you want the solid T without any arrows.  You can also change the tool by pressing and holding down on the T button to get a complete list of the alternates -- you want the left-most one.