Unable to scale or rotate objects ( BOUNDING BOX is enabled)

New Here ,
Nov 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020

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Hi there,

I'm new to illustrator and I've been stuck on this for awhile. 

I can't rotate and scale objects with the selection tool. When I'm trying to do this, I can only pick up the anchor point and move the object. My bounding box is actived so that's not the problem. 

 

Also, I have tried using the transforming tool and it changes my dimensions. 

 

Any wisdom, tip or tricks are very welcome!!

 

Thank you!! 

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Adobe Employee , Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021
Hi there, Sorry about the delay. I am hopeful that the issue was fixed. If not, please try the suggestions shared on this page (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behaviors-in-illu...) and let us know how it goes.  Feel free to let us know if you still need assistance. We'd be happy to help. Regards, Srishti

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 13, 2020 Nov 13, 2020

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Are you using the Direct Selection tool (white arrow) or the Selection tool (black arrow)?

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I'm using the Selection tool ( black arrow) 

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Which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

Can you post a screenshot that shows one or several selected objects?

 

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LEGEND ,
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Use S to Scale and R to Rotate. Learn to use these tools properly and you won't need bounding boxes. (I learned to use Illie before bounding boxes were invented and have never been keen on them.)

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Hi there,

 

Sorry about the delay. I am hopeful that the issue was fixed. If not, please try the suggestions shared on this page (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behaviors-in-illu...) and let us know how it goes. 

 

Feel free to let us know if you still need assistance. We'd be happy to help.

 

Regards,

Srishti

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