Adobe Illustrator/Illustrator CS6 Issue


Hi Kevin,

When I open vector art in illustrator, it won't let me select a portion of the artwork. I have a logo with the words "in it for you" that I am supposed to make bigger to be in better proportion to the rest of the logo. But when I try to grab the words, they won't select. If I hover over them with the white arrow, I can grab one piece at a time, but I can't click and grab the whole word. I'm thinking I accidentally changed a setting because I do that all the time?

Hi Mary

When you click the words can you drag and move them withy he black arrow/selection tool? This could be a number of hints but off hand the first thing that comes to mind is your bounding box is turned off. Check under your view menu to see if it is.

Let me know if that's not it.



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Kevin Stohlmeyer


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Illustrator and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Illustrator as a professional graphic designer since 1994. I am also the author of the Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert Exam. I am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.

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