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Previously when I used the the transform again command every transform action was repeated (move, scale, rotate, with/without copy). Now only the move command works. How can I fix this? 

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

That means you are extending a (live shape) line with the Selection tool (black arrow), right?

 

In that case I can reproduce your issue, but I think the same behaviour was there in older versions of Illustrator that were providing live shapes.

 

There are a couple of solutions:

 

- Use the Direct Selection tool instead.

- Use the Free Transform tool.

- Use the Scale tool.

 

Then the Transform Again command should work as desired.

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Transform again not as it used to be

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Previously when I used the the transform again command every transform action was repeated (move, scale, rotate, with/without copy). Now only the move command works. How can I fix this? 

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

That means you are extending a (live shape) line with the Selection tool (black arrow), right?

 

In that case I can reproduce your issue, but I think the same behaviour was there in older versions of Illustrator that were providing live shapes.

 

There are a couple of solutions:

 

- Use the Direct Selection tool instead.

- Use the Free Transform tool.

- Use the Scale tool.

 

Then the Transform Again command should work as desired.

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Which version and system is it?

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It is osX version 24.2.3

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Just tried rotate and scale and see no issues with it.

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I just realised that it is only scale that doesn't work. Move and rotate works fine but transform again after scale does nothing!

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To be more specific, it is when I scale a line (proportionally) that it doesn't work (but used to). More complex figures seem to work. But scaling a line is very useful when getting different scales to match.

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Did you check "Scale Strokes & Effects"?

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It doesn't make a difference. I can probably just work around it but it is just irritating when you have some tricks that doesn't work anymore. Why just lines? Are lines not objects (anymore)?

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Try 24.3 or reset your preferences

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Yes Reset your preferences:

1. Exit the application

2. Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (macOS) as you start Adobe Software. You may be prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created when you start the application.

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No, Katie, your advice is not good in that case

 

Please read the entire thread and try to recreate it.

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Can you share a sample.ai file that contains at least one of those "lines" that do not recognise the Transform Again command?

 

Also, do a test and quit Illustrator, restart your computer and try again.

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https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/aeafcab6-3951-45be-649e-97a2e2258296 

It is just a line and unfortuantely 24.3 didn't make a difference

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Nothing wrong with the file, works as expected.

Did you reset your preferences?

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

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I have reset the preferences but no change.  

If I scale a line (with the selection tool) the transform again will not transform any object but if I scale any other object (than a line) and use the transform again command any object (including lines) will be transformed). My colleagues have the same issue. I guess that I just have to change method...

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That means you are extending a (live shape) line with the Selection tool (black arrow), right?

 

In that case I can reproduce your issue, but I think the same behaviour was there in older versions of Illustrator that were providing live shapes.

 

There are a couple of solutions:

 

- Use the Direct Selection tool instead.

- Use the Free Transform tool.

- Use the Scale tool.

 

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Ok! Now I do understand!

Thanks everyone! I guess I have to update my use of the program to its current standard...

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