Can't change object size?

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Oct 29, 2010 Oct 29, 2010

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I'm sure there is an easy fix to this that I'm just not seeing. I've been working in illustrator all day and I must have hit something or changed a setting by mistake becuase now I am not able to change the size of any of my symbols or obejcts other than the use the "scale" tool.

for example I am highlighting areas on a map right now and some of the block faces I just placed a transparent square. Normally I can rotate and stretch a object like that when I click on it. But now when I click on it I'm alowed to move it but not rotate it or stretch it. I feel like I've tried everything and it must be something so simple.

I tired shutting down Illustrator and reopening and opening different files the same problem remains.

Any help?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 29, 2010 Oct 29, 2010
A classic: View > Show Bounding Box

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A classic: View > Show Bounding Box

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Thank you so much! I knew it would something so simple.

 

Kristi Colford

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May 19, 2017 May 19, 2017

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Thanx  it was

really helpful

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Here 11 years later to say thanks! This was driving me mad!

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Same here! Thanks!

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Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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Also here 11 years later. Wow. Adobe. Why would you make this evil option available? Head-scratching for an hour.

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May 15, 2019 May 15, 2019

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thank you, I was about to jump off m window. Now i just feel stupid

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Thank you. Lucky you posted that because I was about to snap my laptop in half. 

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Thanks a lott !!!! i cant normal work 2 hours, realy thanks

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