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When I go to the Properties tab, click on Object Modifiers, and then Add Modifier, I notice that a lot of the modifiers are missing. For example, "Mask" modifier does not appear, "Boolean" also doesn't appear, and neither do several others (which would take a while to label). I'm using blender 2.76b, but I was also missing them in 2.74 (which I was using before 2.76b).

any ideas on what it could be?

Image of the modifier tab

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What sort of object do you have selected? – NᴏᴠɪᴄᴇIɴDɪsɢᴜɪsᴇ Jan 16 at 23:50
    
@user20979 Please post the printscreen showing your issue [Window-->Save Screenshot (Ctrl+F3)]. – Paul Gonet Jan 16 at 23:58
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Not all modifiers are available for all kinds of objects. The main difference is between Mesh objects and Curve objects

For Mesh Objects you can use:

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If you are dealing with curves (and text is considered a curve object) none of the modifiers you mention will be available, only these:

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Thank you so much! – danster106 Jan 17 at 0:53
    
Booleans don't work with curves or text – cegaton Jan 17 at 0:54
    

I don't know if this is the kind of issue you've got, but in some cases you have to press the down arrow to scroll through modifiers. enter image description here

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No that's not it, but thanks anyway – danster106 Jan 17 at 0:51

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