Show Bounding Box with cross diagonals (Illustrator)?

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Apr 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017

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Following tutorials I see their bounding box for say a rectangle has cross diagonal lines (ie intersecting at center) - mine just have the perimeter box outline? Is this a setting or a key press option while drawing the shape?

Thanks appreciate the help.

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Apr 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017

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You mean Smart Guides: Cmd U (or Ctrl U for Win) ?

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Apr 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017

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Are you sure it's Illustrator that's depicted and not InDesign? InDesign has a Frame tool that produces frames with crossmembers like you describe.

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Hi Kim,

It would really be helpful if you can share a screenshot of the rectangle so that we can give you the correct suggestion. Please see:

https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7043#jive_content_id_How_do_I_attach_a_screenshot

Regards,

Om

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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I'm having the same problem. Screen shot of what I thought was a normal view shows the bounding box and crossed diagonal lines. I can see them on older .ai documents. But now they are gone. I just see the outline ofthe bounding box.Screen Shot 2021-03-18 at 3.05.55 PM.png

 

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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An image with cross diagonal lines is an image that is linked.

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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My files are embedded...as is the image of the plane above. But the diagonal lines do not display.

I keep looking for a setting that has been (accidently?) changed.

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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This is one possible scenario:

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Peter

Edit: Following in Ton's wake again.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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It is a game, you win next time.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Peter,

 

That view of the state park across the bay and the white stuff in the foreground is sorely missed in a certain other thread.

 

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Actually, across the Inlet: Mt Iliamna.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Ah, Peter, I thought it was the most prominent peak across the bay.

 

In any case, a great photo.

 

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