Hi. I'm working on an Illustrator file in CS5. Suddenly when using the Direct Selection Tool - anchor points and handles are not visible regardless if selected or not. They're just not appearing. They DO exist though. When I click-drag to select an area where I know there is an anchor point and then I use the arrow keys to move the anchor point - I see the path change. But I don't see the anchor point that I am moving.
This is all occuring only on a particular file. When I open a new .as file and try to duplicate the problem - all works fine.
Any ideas why this is suddenly happening? I assume I accidently hit some thing to change a setting but I can't figure out what. I've checked Selection & Anchor Display in the Preferences, but can't find anything different there when comparing it to a file where everything is working normally.
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View >> Show Edges
Or View >> Show Bounding Box
Thanks Mike. That was it.
rcraighead... I'm on PC so ctrl+H thanks
Must've hit CTRL + H to hide rulers after using Photoshop and it did something entirely different. THANK YOU.
Thanks! Wonder how I changed that setting. Ah tried to hide illustrator! cool makes sense
Saved life! Thanks!
Saved a life today, how awesome is that. Thanks for making me feel important.
i am using photoshop cc 19.0 release and ctrl + h doesnt help. when i hit ctrl + h the pen selection becomes unvisible or visible. but what i want to see is the dots while drawing with pen. i can draw with pen but no dots ?
That's correct but it still won't show the anchor point.
To see the anchor you need to go to -> preferences -> tools -> and enable "show reference point when using transform"
Thank you so much! I hade same problem and it helped me!
Probably hit "Cmd-H" (Mac).
Thank you! I was having the same problem.
You saved my time!
This is likely a Photoshop to Illustrator confusion. I ran into this by thinking it would Hide a selection similar to Photoshops marching ants. But this only disables edge selection even though it will show you the lines on mouseover. I was in a very intricate drawing and didn't want to see the selection edge. Apparently the functionality of this feature eludes me.
When selections are hidden (Cmd-H), lines only appear with "mouse-over" if Smart Guides are on (toggle them off with Cmd=H).
I was having the same problem in SC6. Thanks
CMD + SHFT + H
I had this issue once and CMD + H didn't fix it. I had to go into preferences and select 'Show anchor points in selection'.
Yeah I fall into this problem many times too.
Does anyone even want to NOT see the anchor points?
I think this is part of why Illustrator is starting to fall behind Sketch.
Its an old product that's gotten so bloated with unnecessary features.