Everytime i use move tool...i get this message "Can't move the objects. The command was canceled."

New Here ,
Nov 25, 2016

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 26, 2016

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More information required. What OS and version? What version of AI (exactly)? What is the objects (group or selected pathItems)? Does the Select tool work?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 26, 2016

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This problem could be caused by any number of things. Are you able to move the objects with your arrow keys?

Here are some suggestions you could try:

  • View > Outline, and check if there are any objects that may be preventing using the Move tool.
  • Choose Select > Object > Stray Points and delete any stray points.
  • In Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display, uncheck 'Object Selection by Path Only'
  • It might be a resource issue -- try closing other programs or try moving paths on a simpler file.
  • The Cleaner Tool usually solves any strangeness. I've had to use it a couple of times. Use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to solve installation problems

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New Here ,
Nov 27, 2016

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Phantasm.aip plug in is missing...thats the reason i am not able to move objects.

Thanx for your support.

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2018

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I have this problem as well. from a file downloaded at vectorstock.com

I wonder if the author realized they were putting out something with a plugin that will shut your ability to edit down.

I would consider that a black hat plugin if you must purchase it in order to edit a file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2018

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The concept of plugins is that you always need to have them installed in order to edit the file.

The designer of that file forgot to expand the objects and vectorstock didn't check the file thoroughly. I would just complain to them.

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Explorer ,
Jul 06, 2020

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The vectorstock file you download has this Phantasm.aip plug-in used by the original author.  Try to expand the artwork would work.  Go to Object-> Expand Appearance should allow you to move.

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Aug 20, 2020

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I am pretty sure part of my file used to be part of a shutterstock file and this tip solved the problem! 

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2020

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Merci beaucoup

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 07, 2020

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This is not a one size fits all solution, but I was having the same issue and did "Object > Expand" and was able to move the newly expanded shape. In my case, it was essentially indiscernable from the original shape, so it was no problem.

 

Edit: justs realized this was a duplicate solution post. My bad. Carry on.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 29, 2020

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Worked for me, too. 

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Jul 29, 2020

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Thank you!!! 

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2020

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Worked for me too

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2020

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Goto..   Obeject > Exapand Appearences

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Dec 26, 2020

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Thnak you! It saved my day

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