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Cannot lock other paths/unlock all paths in symbols?

Dec 4, 2012 9:21 PM

Why is this?

 
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:57 AM   in reply to imagenesis media

    Well, given you've provided so much information..... I'd say it's because you didn't dance naked under the Summer Solstice while burning money.

     

    I can lock/unlock paths in symbols and AI 16.0.1 with no problem.

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:45 AM   in reply to imagenesis media

    Not exactly sure what you are asking. 

     

    To edit the paths in a symbol you have to double click the symbol to entere the symbol, or you can break the link to the symbol.

     

    To lock other paths than your current selection do a select >> inverse priro to locking. Or try object >> lock >> other layers

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:55 PM   in reply to imagenesis media

    Clarify... are you referring to layers or paths... you've now posted both.

     
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    Dec 5, 2012 10:26 PM   in reply to imagenesis media

    Symbols only contain 1 top-level layer, then as many sublayers as you desire. Sublayers are not the same as top-level layers, therefore the lock all/other layers is not applicable. There is no "lock all sublayers" command.

     

    I'm not seeing an issue with selecting all on a symbol sublayer in CS5 either. Option/Alt-click the circle to the right of the sublayer name.

     

    Perhaps you need to reset preferences?

     
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    Dec 6, 2012 3:18 AM   in reply to imagenesis media

    You'd maybe want to read the documentation about the layer panel. You can use the layer panel to select everything on a single layer.

     
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