I'm having a spot of trouble with Illustrator CS6, and I hope you all can help. I cannot seem to Direct Select an endpoint on a deselected/inactive path, switch to Pen, and then continue the path. All I seem to be able to so is select the point with the Pen tool to continue the path--but, in doing so I lose one of the handles on the point (like it changes to a corner point). What I want to be able to do (like I can do in Fireworks 2003 and CS6) is direct select the point and be able to carry on with the Pen tool as if I was still making the original path. Instead, when I Direct Select the point and switch to the Pen Tool the cursor shows up as Pen* (which means it wants to make a new path). And Pen/ continues the point but deletes one of the handles.
How can I select the point and just have a plain Pen cursor that will continue where I left off with both handles preserved?