Unable to rezise any object or text box

Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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I'm unable to resize any objects or text box in any document. I'm using Illustrator CS3. Bounding box and edge are already turned on. Could anyone help me please?

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Community Beginner , Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009
As I've said, bounding box are already turned on.It happens with any object or any text box in any document, even if I create a new document. I can't resize or rotate with the move tool (black arrow) and I also can't transform objects (moving only one line or one point..) with the direct selection tool (white arrow). The only thing I can do white these tools is select.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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They must be locked command control 2.

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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thanks but It doesn't work

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Is it on a locked Layer?

Can you select it at all?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Try Unlock All from the Object menu. Cmd-Opt-2

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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What resizing methods have you tried?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Ooops I mean command option 2 as larry stated.

You have the objects locked.

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Community Beginner ,
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Nothing is locked and i'm still unable to resize my objects with the selection tool. I can only use transform/scale, pls help me, I want the short way back!!

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Community Beginner ,
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And yes I can select it, I can move it, I can transform it  threw the transform pannel but I can't resize it with the selection tool as usual and it's really frustrating.

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Can you attach a screenshot of a selected object?  Are you sure that you're using the move tool?  (the black arrow accessed by hitting "v")  Is this happening to one object only or everything that you create?  In a new document?

You'll have to bear with the rudimentary questions for such a fundamental issue.

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LEGEND ,
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Did you perchance turn bounding boxes off?

Otherwise I always prefer S for scale and R for rotate, that way you can mark the centre of scaling/ rotating accurately.

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As I've said, bounding box are already turned on.

It happens with any object or any text box in any document, even if I create a new document. I can't resize or rotate with the move tool (black arrow) and I also can't transform objects (moving only one line or one point..) with the direct selection tool (white arrow). The only thing I can do white these tools is select.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Trash your preferences.

Hold Command-Option-Shift down while launching Illustrator.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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Do you know the shorcut for a pc because i'm not on a mac?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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I wish I did. I can only guess though... Ctrl-Alt-Shift + launch AI. But I know Ctrl-Alt-Shift has other repercussions on a PC at times.

Essentially You want to remove the "Settings" files. I think on a PC they are located directly in the Adobe Illustrator Folder. Try moving the Settings folder to your desktop and then relaunching Illustrator.

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2016 Feb 09, 2016

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Thanks so much scott

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Guide ,
Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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1. Location of Preferences

2. From Help: About Preferences

3. Shift + Ctrl + Alt during program launch is the keyboard shortcut method for Win.

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New Here ,
Mar 18, 2015 Mar 18, 2015

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It worked for me to trash my preferences with the command, shift, option keys held down while launching Adobe Illustrator CC 18.1.1

Thank you [scott]

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2015 Oct 28, 2015

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Holding Shift + Ctrl + B  solution worked for me. Thanks

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New Here ,
Mar 08, 2018 Mar 08, 2018

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this solution worked perfectly....I'm back in business....I assume that restarts the program with "factory" settings

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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Thank you! I had this problem as well and holding "Command-Option-Shift down while launching Illustrator" worked.

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019

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^ this right here is the fix. Solved my problem in 2 seconds.

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2020 Jul 08, 2020

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Thank you very much!!! I´ve been trying to fix it all day. I didn´t know what else to do.

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New Here ,
Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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Thank you very much... I faced the problem while I was under official pressure. Thanks for saving me.

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Sep 02, 2016 Sep 02, 2016

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The "correct answer" is not the answer. The answer is in the comment below it (trash preferences)

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