What does a grey double border mean in Illustrator?
September 28, 2006 12:08 PM   Subscribe

What is this mysterious double-bordered grey box that appears in Illustrator CS?

Sometimes when I have something selected in Illustrator, a grey box will suddenly appear around the object. It has a distinctive thin/thick border, and it appears with some padding around the object. It looks like some kind of display glitch, but it usually doesn't disappear when I zoom or scroll. Deselecting the object doesn't make it go away, but eventually it does disappear as I continue to work.

In this sample image, the grey border is not part of my Illustrator artwork, and it appears in both Outline and Preview view modes. I'm using Illustrator CS2 under Mac OS X. Is this a bug or just a feature I don't know about?
posted by designbot to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Group Isolation Mode
posted by prostyle at 12:17 PM on September 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Brilliant. You've saved me from the brink of insanity.

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Object > Blend > Make
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Object > Blend > Blend Options… > Spacing > Specified Steps: 1000 > OK
posted by designbot at 12:31 PM on September 28, 2006 [2 favorites]

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