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Anchor points not shown when using direct selection tool - Adobe Illustrator Windows

Hi all To anyone who has found this thread looking for a different answer to a very similar question ... Although i understand the Ctrl H solution, this does not help as while i can see the bounding box, when selecting any of the lines in my shape with the direct selection tool (Ctrl A) i am not able to view anchor points, to convert to curves or remove a path. It has the same effect as clicking with the selection tool (Crtl V)! The object in question is taken from a PDF doent that i have to amend and ...

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    Default Re: Anchor points not shown when using direct selection tool

    Hi all

    To anyone who has found this thread looking for a different answer to a very similar question ...

    Although i understand the Ctrl H solution, this does not help as while i can see the bounding box, when selecting any of the lines in my shape with the direct selection tool (Ctrl A) i am not able to view anchor points, to convert to curves or remove a path. It has the same effect as clicking with the selection tool (Crtl V)!

    The object in question is taken from a PDF doent that i have to amend and is full of clipping masks and embedded images. If i draw another shape next this i an unable to use both direct selection and selection tool properly, (then without changing any settings and going back to the original shape on the same page) I cannot select specific paths or convert to curves.

    The box i'm having difficult with shows a blue cross from top left to bottom right and top right to bottom left. I can't expand it, release clipping path or select with white arrow. All i need to be able to do is treat it like any other box and remove one of the 4 paths.

    I suspect it has something to do with the properties of the box as-supposed to the illustrator settings. I have tried now on 2 different macs running OSX and CS3, 1 Windows laptop with CS5. and even a circa 1993 Mac with illustrator 8!

    Any advise would be appreciated...

    many thanks
    pad Guest

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    Cool Re: Anchor points not shown when using direct selection tool

    Ctrl+H Trick saved the day! Thanks
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