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Direct Selection of Text Frame anchor points in CS6

Apr 24, 2013 8:40 AM

Tags: #cs6 #text_frame #direct_selection_tool

Using the Direct Selection Tool I will often click and drag over one corner or side of a shape to select those specific anchor points. This works perfectly on a shape. However, I've noticed this doesn't work on a text frame. Using the same technique on a text frame results in all anchor points being selected. The only way, to my knowledge, to select specific anchor points on a text frame is to actually click on the anchor points themselves. If my memory serves me correct (Though there's a good chance I'm imagining things.) in past versions of Illustrator the aforementioned technique would've worked. What gives, CS6?

 
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    Apr 24, 2013 9:34 AM   in reply to j.pervis

    you remember right, in CS5 you can marquee around area text anchor points with the direct selection tool to select them.

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 12:48 PM   in reply to j.pervis

    sorry, I don't have CS6 to play with, maybe someone else has an advise.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 12:53 AM   in reply to j.pervis

    Strange. It works in a newly created file with the first text frame. But not when selecting that again.

     

    You could use the lasso tool instead.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 2:21 PM   in reply to j.pervis

    Much too much phenomenal befuddlement released in that CS6 version …

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 3:29 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    yeah...but only because they focused on rewriting that beautiful user interface from the ground up, for next release they would have so much time in their hands they wouldn't know what to do it.

     
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