Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS Text Tool Error

SkyHi @ Wednesday, January 06, 2010

If you receive the following message when trying to enter some text on a image

 “Could not complete your request because something prevented the text engine from being initialized.”

then try Resetting the Tool. You can find that option next to the tool. If it didnt work, try to allocate more RAM as photoshop is highly resource consuming.

After all the tries, if the text tool still gives error, try to delete all the extra fonts you installed in the system and keep only the fonts required by the system. You can follow the below guide for that.


Recently when i opened Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, i came accross an error that was preventing me from selecting any controls.

The Hand Tool was selected by default and i wasn’t able to select anything else.

The solution was pretty simple, but took awhile to figure out.

  • Close all adobe applications running then goto C Drive
  • Open Documents and Setting Folder
  • Then $USER Directory (This is your logon username)
  • Open Application Data Folder
  • Open Adobe Folder
  • Finally you should see the folder Adobe Photoshop CS3 – Don’t delete it, instead rename it to something else (i.e Old_Adobe Photoshop Cs3).

Hopefully your problem should be solved :)

But hold on a second, i’ve noticed that some people have reported that using this method they get another error that says an error something like Something prevented the Text Engine. If thats the case continue reading below.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended – Something Prevented The Text Engine

When you try to select the Text Tool from photohop and get this error – you should follow the below steps and your problem should be solved.

  • Close all adobe applications running – Then Open C Drive
  • Goto Documents and Settings
  • Then $USER directory (Just like above)
  • Open Local Settings Folder
  • Open Application Data Folder
  • Open Adobe Folder
  • Open TypeSupport Folder
  • Delete everything inside the TypeSupport Folder

Note:- Some directories are hidden by default so make sure to set the explorer to display all hidden files.

I hope this fixes your problem with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended – Please leave your comments if or not this has helped you solve your problem.