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won't place points where I'm pointing!! - Adobe Illustrator Windows

Hello all, I'm having some trouble with the pen tool, when I place the cursor somewhere to place a point(anchor) and click, the point appears next to or around the general area where I clicked. this is driving me insane, I have to have this project done by tonight and i'm starting to sweat, any help would be greatly appreciated! samo...

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    Default won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Hello all,

    I'm having some trouble with the pen tool, when I place the cursor somewhere to place a point(anchor) and click, the point appears next to or around the general area where I clicked. this is driving me insane, I have to have this project done by tonight and i'm starting to sweat, any help would be greatly appreciated!

    samo
    Frederic_Raffler@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Press [ctrl]+[shift]+["]

    (toggle "snap to grid")
    Timothy_Foolery®@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Frederic,

    If you want to place the points at exact coordinates, you may just place them roughly and use Transform to get them right; this may be faster than getting each point exactly right in freehand, especially if you have to enlarge and move round on the artboard.
    Jacob_Bugge@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Ummm... yeah sure.
    Timothy_Foolery®@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Especially when Deadline looks over your shoulder, and your hands start trembling.
    Jacob_Bugge@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    If you need to move around the artboard when you're zoomed in, just hold the space bar to use the hand tool, without dropping continuation from the last point you were working on.
    Timothy_Foolery®@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: won't place points where I'm pointing!!

    Timothy,

    I finally got it: the space bar magic. Thank you for the tip.
    Jacob_Bugge@adobeforums.com Guest

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