I don't know what you mean by "character bit". The text tool is very straightforward. If you type something you can move it around with the move tool. You can even auto-generate text bubbles around your text. But I don't know if thats native to EX or not.
If you have dragged a premade balloon from the Materials folder onto the page it creates its own layer. Make sure your text layer is above that.
I'm just spitballing as I don't know the exact nature of your problem.
DevilKid-chanFeatured By OwnerJan 26, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I mean at the side where there's all the drawing sections, there's a bit labelled 'character'; I'm new to the programme though, so I don't know what it's for apart from speech bubbles. Thanks for the help I tried that, but I think I've got it in the wrong layer. Oh, right! Yes! Thanks, that really helps!