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Groups/folders can effectively behave in two ways, they can be an organization method where each object inside is treated as the individual objects they are, or groups/folders can treat multiple objects as one single object... The group settings will override the objects inside it. This is very handy for lots of techniques, and works with styles as well as ...
The features you list are part of Photoshop and have never been part of Illustrator.
Most likely due to Smart Guides being on. View > Smart Guides (unless it's in a different place for CS5, which is possible).
I use the pencil eraser in brush mode. Under the brush panel make sure the only boxes checked are Smoothing and Dual Brush, and it should show a mostly solid white brush preview. The brush with these settings should act just like "block mode" and erase everything under it. You probably already figured something out by now but oh well.
I constantly have smudge issues because I'm left-handed so even basic writing tasks look very dirty due to smudging. It sounds like you're looking more for a marker-type pen, but I'd like to comment on a needle-tip gel pen that I've found that I haven't been able to smudge. Which is great if you enjoy sketching with thin pens. I went to a store that sold ...
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