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Cannot resize text box in Illustrator CS3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by jeankim76, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie


    How do I get the open squares of the 4 corners of the text box back? I can't resize the text box. I have no idea what setting I changed. Help!


    Thanks for your help!
  2. macrumors 68020


    Make sure you have selected the "Selection Tool", not anything else. The black solid arrow at the very top or top left of the tools pallet.
  3. macrumors newbie

    I have "selection" tool selected. It's so odd. I've never had this problem before.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Try quitting illustrator and deleting your preferences. :confused:
  5. macrumors newbie

    i tried, quitting, restarting, deleting pref. can you think of anything else??
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Plan A:
    View -> Show Bounding Box
    (As best as I can tell, this most likely will fix the problem)

    Plan B:
    Use the resize tool (near the rotate tool) on your tool palette. Be sure to hold down shiift to constrain the properties.

    Good luck.

    (And what is with everyone always assuming you need to restart and delete prefs? What is this...Windows? :D )
  7. macrumors newbie

    That worked! Thank you so much!!
  8. macrumors demi-god


    I'm glad.

    The irony is that I'm using Windows.

    (not by choice.)
  9. macrumors 6502a


    hey this happens to me all the time - all because I am used to using control b as the bold shortcut (on windows) - this turns the bounding box off in illustrator. Hope this helps someone!
  10. macrumors newbie

    Just for fun

    Try control + shift + .
    or control + shift + ,

    to grow and shrink the text. This is on windows so mac users adjust accordingly.
  11. macrumors 68020



    well you made me smile this morning.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Click on layer (not the 'T' icon but to the right of this) in layer palette. Control click and scroll down the drop-down to 'convert to paragraph text'.


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