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Has anybody else had trouble with the transform each tool? It used to worked like a champ, but I'm getting mixed results with CS2 and don't know if it's a glitch in the newer versions or some mysterious hidden grouping/masking issue. It only seems to work sometimes. Maybe it has something to do with Freehand exports or older ai files brought into CS2?
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I actually noticed the same thing but I don't remember when I first saw it so it may have been CS2. Now it seems to do a basic scale operation, scaling the locations relative to the anchor point, instead of the anchor point of each item.

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I actually noticed the same thing but I don't remember when I first saw it so it may have been CS2. Now it seems to do a basic scale operation, scaling the locations relative to the anchor point, instead of the anchor point of each item.


Which is basically the same function as the scale tool -- and it doesn't always do that. I just used the transform tool and it worked properly, but in another file it might not. A bit of a mystery.
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Maybe they're grouped?
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Maybe they're grouped?

Nope

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Maybe they're grouped?

Nope


ditto the nope... technicallly they are not grouped to each other because I can select each individual symbol (with the selection tool, not the direct selection) and don't see any strays, but when selecting all objects on the layer the option menu insists that they are grouped. ?? After replacing the symbols by hand I have been able to successfully transform each, leading me to believe there must be something hidden in there somewhere that keeps it from working. It's not an entirely impossible situation, but on deadline it's crucial that these things work right the first time.

I'll keep trying to isolate the problem, but if anybody else has any bright ideas... Glad to hear Nick has the same problem and it's not my imagination. :P
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That has happened to me in the past. I think I moved things to a new layer and it worked (maybe it was a copy/paste-in-new-layer). In retrospect, maybe they were in the same mask.

It was quite frustrating, but hasn't occurred in quite some time.

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Happens to me all the time with CS2...no logic as to why.

Sometimes copying and pasting into a new document helps.

Very frustrating...but glad to hear it isn't just me.


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I figured it out! Transform Each doesn't work on sub-layers. The objects must be on a layer at the top level of the document.

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