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resizing text box Selection tool in illustrator cs5 no handles


Junior Member
When I try to resize a text box with the Selection tool in illustrator cs5 I see no handles to change the box size. I have to select corners with the hollow arrow and move them manually. Anyone had this happen and know a fix?
In illustrator when creating a text box you have to select the path rather than the anchor. use the direct selection tool, deselect the object then shift+click the line to select just that part of the path, then just drag it out, remember to hold shift to lock the angle