why can't I rotate?

topic posted Sat, June 30, 2007 - 10:43 AM by  Cristina McA...
I guess that questions sounds kind of silly, huh?
But anyways...

what I mean is: I opened Illustrator today and when I select an object w/ the selection tool, it shows the bounding box, but when I put the cursor on the corner it just gives me a teenytiny square. No sizing arrows, so rotation arrows. All I can do with the selection tool is just grab it and move it around.

Anyone have a clue as to why its doing this and how I can make it act normal again?
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Cristina McAIIister
Los Angeles
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    Re: why can't I rotate?

    Sat, June 30, 2007 - 6:20 PM
    Are you using the selection tool (the black arrow) or the direct selection tool (the white arrow)? The direct selection tool would only allow you to select individual points (unless you drag it over the whole object or hold down the shift key and click on more than one vector point). That would explain the tieeny tiny box and why you wouldn't be able to rotate anything.

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