Changing pivot point not acting like any tutorial.

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Latest ver. of Illustrator....

Created a rectangle.

Wanted to rotate rectangle from anywhere but its center.

Supposedly click the rotate tool, then hold alt while attempting to move pivot???

I never see the pivot move or end up anywhere else but the center.

But after doing and typing in a % rotation and pressing Okay, that the rectangle rotates in WAY wider radius than I thought I had tried to moved the pivot.

Also, sometime when I repeatedly try to move the pivot, the program lags/locks to the point I've had to exit and restart Illustrator. Other than that, Illustrator has behaved as expected.

I can move pivots with ease in Photoshop.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021
I understood that you were trying to move (by dragging) the pivot point. Do you use a tablet? Does it work without one?

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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You can Alt click with the Rotation tool to set the rotation point.

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Doesn't work for me as explained in my initial post.

 

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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I only worked within the white area only but somewhow my pivot is miles outside and my rectangle rotated miles outside.

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I understood that you were trying to move (by dragging) the pivot point.

Do you use a tablet? Does it work without one?

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I tried it with a mouse and it just worked.

I use a Wacom and ive tried it with windows ink on and off.

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I am afraid you found the answer.

Check if there is an update for the Wacom driver.

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Actually, you found the answer. Thanks. I'll have to contact Wacom but it is weird that that's the only bug I've found with a wacom tablet and I went through 3 hours of tutorials in Illustrator.

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Good to hear that helped.

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Once Again I:

 

1. Created New project.

2. Created small rectangle in center of white work area.

3. Clicked the rotate tool.

4. Right clicked just outside the rectangle,

5. Seconds late the options window popped up. 

6. I have 66% entered and I pressed "okay".

7. The orange rectangle seemingly disappeared.

8. Zoomed way out to see the orange rectangle WAY outside the ehite work area:

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