When I open an Illustrator file delivered to me, the cursor is in the form shown below:

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Clicking on the Selection Tool does not change the cursor. Why is this? I am on Windows 10, Illustrator CC version 23.0.1.

PS: I am an Illustrator newbie.

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    Looks like the layer you are trying to draw on is locked. – Billy Kerr Nov 5 at 22:18
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    @BillyKerr That was it, thank you. I will accept if you post it as answer. Regards. – Sabuncu Nov 5 at 22:22
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    OK I'll add it as an answer. – Billy Kerr Nov 5 at 22:22
up vote 3 down vote accepted

It looks like the layer you are trying to draw on is locked.

You can either unlock the layer in the layers panel, or create a new layer.

  • Again, thank you. – Sabuncu Nov 5 at 22:28

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