Missing reference point in illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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I'm missing the reference point in AI, please help if you can.

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OS 10.15.7

CC 2021

 

This is different then the Photoshop reference point problem, where the option-click to move the point has gone defunct.

 

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Community Beginner , Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020
I found the anser in another thread. The reference point only shows up when you select the object with the tool, not when you use the drop down menu… hmm. ok!

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Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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Go to the Attributes panel and enable Show Center Point.

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Hi Larry, thank you for the quick reply. 

Your suggestion doesn't seem to solve my problem though, I am attaching another image.

While I can see the attributes panel has a "show center" toggle, and I can see the center of the object, this is not the same as the reference point, which I would like to use (and have used in the past) to execute a precise rotation around a specific point (the reference point, which previously I have been able to move around, but now seems to be missing.)

Have you got any other suggestions?

 

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I found the anser in another thread. The reference point only shows up when you select the object with the tool, not when you use the drop down menu… hmm. ok!

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