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Emergency help please

Emergency help please

Emergency help please

(OP)
I'm using Illustrator 10, education version on windows xp.

This has happened before, I fixed it, but don't remember how.
I have a document with type that I can't select by dragging the type tool, nor can I turn it to outlines. It just seems to be selectable only in a box, meaning I can only click the outside of a complete box to select it. I have a job that needs to go out the door asap, and can't figure this out.
Help!

RE: Emergency help please


...are you certain the text is actually a font and not already a font converted into outlines?

 

andrew

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RE: Emergency help please

(OP)
Actually, I tried typing in a new paragraph, and it too behaves the same way. The font can be selected with the selection tool. However, it cannot be highlighted. If I go to "create outlines", the option is gray and unavailable.

I've tried "bring to front" several times. I've sent the art to the back. I've checked for anything being locked, nothing. Like I said, this happened before, but I just can't figure out how I fixed it.

RE: Emergency help please


...sounds like illustrator is throwing a wobbly to me, i would look into trashing or moving the illustrator settings folder, restart illustrator for it to be rebuilt:


Documents and Settings/[user name]/Application Data/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator Settings

andrew

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RE: Emergency help please

(OP)
I'll give that a try, thanks!

RE: Emergency help please


...as i'm a mac user i believe this is the correct location from memory...

...the settings folder may also be hidden on windows, so if it is choose the "view options" to show hidden files/folders in the window you have open...
 

andrew

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RE: Emergency help please

(OP)
Thanks again. If it's in here, I'll find it.

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