Help! Can't resize text boxes anymore, or change from point-area text box

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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My illustrator became wonky with my text box bounding box. For instance, when I hover the cursor with selection V, there are no longer options to resize or rotate the bounding box of a text box. As well, the options to click back and forth between point and area text are no longer there. Another weird effect is the only way to change the size of the text box is by selecting anchor points individually. Other pieces of the puzzle: 

I've restarted illustrator a few times + restarted my computer and it's still happening. It happens in existing saved files as well as creating new ones. 

 

Attached screenshots. Hoping I may have something checked accidentally...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021
View > Show Bounding Box?

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Edit to add, this is also happening with ALL my bounding boxes such as shapes. There are no cursor hover options to resize/rotate anything. 

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Oh my... Yes. Thank you so much.

I thought I had checked and unchecked it to test but apparently I'm sillier than I thought. 

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Good to hear that worked.

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AVD,

 

Unless you get a better suggestion, and unless it only happens in a specific document, you can try the following (excerpts from a longer list)

 

1) Close down Illy and open again;

2) Restart the computer (you may do that up to at least 5 times);

3) Log out of your Adobe account and log back in;

 

4) Close down Illy and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup (easy but irreversible);

 

5) Follow the instructions here:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html#setting_illustrator_preferences.

 

You can take a backup of the folders if you like your preferences, to avoid losing them in vain. Location is mentioned in the article.

 

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