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Pen tool craziness & Question

Apr 25, 2013 7:13 AM

Tags: #pen_tool_jumps #pen_tool_issues

Hi Illustrator gurus,

 

Does the scissor tool NOT work on compound paths? I am guessing it does not being it does not work when I use it on them, but the Adobe help section didn't specify.

 

Also, sometimes when I am using the pen tool, I will place an anchor point but it shifts away from where I want to place it. For example, I will put it at x = 72 & y = 1000 and it will place it at x = 95 & y = 1050.

 

I thought maybe it was from something I accidently selected like snap to grid or point, but changing the settings does not correct the issue. I have to close out of the program and restart to fix it.

 

Thanks!

 
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:25 AM   in reply to dasikins

    Yes the scissors tool can be used on a compound path. Do you possibly have a symbol. Try making a new compound path to test if that works, so we knwo if the probloem is with your slection or some other issue.

     

    Select your item, look in your transform palette, and turn off align to pixel grid, and in the flyout menu turn off allign new objects to pixel grid

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 1:41 PM   in reply to dasikins

    Hmm..  it works for me.

     
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    Apr 26, 2013 3:34 PM   in reply to dasikins

    dasikins,

     

    It may be worth trying to Move the folder; it is reversible.

     
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:44 AM   in reply to dasikins

    ...scissor tool....does not work when I use it on them...

     

    Also, sometimes when I am using the pen tool, I will place an anchor point but it shifts away from where I want to place it.

    Both conditions could be caused by having Snap to Grid turned on .

     

    JET

     
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